HARRISBURG - Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York) today announced that the five school districts he represents have been awarded a total of $210,000 by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The grants, made possible by the Republican-sponsored Act 44 of 2018
, are for purchasing equipment and developing initiatives to improve school security and reduce violence.
“As the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, I was proud to secure funding in the budget to help improve the safety of the schools in York County,” Saylor said. “Our children deserve to learn in a safe environment and this funding will help make our local schools even safer.”
Grants awards in the 94th Legislative District include:
• Central York School District, $45,000.
• Eastern York School District, $40,000.
• Red Lion Area School District, $40,000.
• South Eastern School District, $40,000.
• York Suburban School District, $45,000.
The grants will be used for a multitude of safety enhancements including emergency preparedness plans; implementing systems for the management of student discipline, including criminal offenses; coordinating drills and related activities with local emergency responders; and the purchase of security-related technology such as metal detectors, protective lighting, specialty trained canines, surveillance equipment, special emergency communications equipment, automated external defibrillators, electronic locksets, deadbolts, trauma kits and theft control devices.
Representative Stan Saylor
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Charles Lardner