Feb. 26, 2020

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced that safety grants totaling nearly $303,000 have been awarded to schools in the 116th Legislative District.

The grant awards are as follows:

• Berwick Area School District – $40,000 for training, security planning and equipment.
• Crestwood School District – $40,000 for security planning and equipment.
• Greater Nanticoke Area School District – $40,000 for training and staff compensation.
• Hazleton Area School District – $152,800 for school safety officer, security planning and equipment.
• Northwest Area School District – $30,000 for security planning and equipment.

“Our hope is that these security upgrades will help students, faculty and staff feel more comfortable at school,” said Toohil. “Educators cannot effectively teach, and students cannot effectively learn, if they don’t feel safe. That’s why the grants are so important.”

The School Safety and Security Committee awarded $53.7 million in meritorious and competitive School Safety and Security Grants to school districts, intermediate units, vocational-technical schools and charter schools across the state.

The 17-member committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency was created as part of a comprehensive school safety law passed by the General Assembly in 2018. One of its duties is to help distribute both meritorious and competitive grants.

Representative Tarah Toohil
116th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
717-260-6136
RepToohil.com / Facebook.com/RepToohil
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