Cook Announces Additional $225,000 in Safety and Security Grants Awarded to District 49 Schools
10/31/2018
BENTLEYVILLE – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) today announced that all nine school districts serving District 49 students were each awarded a $25,000 grant through the School Safety and Security grant program.

“Nothing is more paramount than the safety and well-being of our future leaders. Their families should never have to worry when they send them off to school,” said Cook. “Again, I was pleased to support this worthwhile initiative as part of the final 2018-19 state budget to ensure that our schools have the necessary resources in place to maintain a safe and secure learning environment for students, as well as the faculty and staff.”

More than $60 million in new funding was dedicated in the current year’s budget to improve school safety. The School Safety and Security Grant Program was specifically designed in a way that every school district that applied received equal funding.

Recognizing that each school’s needs are different, the grant program assists with hiring school security officers, purchasing security-related technology, completing safety and security assessments, implementing violence prevention curricula, offering counseling services for students and creating other programs to protect students.

District 49 school safety and security grant recipients include:
  • Belle Vernon Area School District.

  • Bentworth School District.

  • Bethlehem-Center Area School District.

  • Brownsville Area School District.

  • California Area School District.

  • Charleroi School District.

  • Frazier School District.

  • Ringgold School District.

  • Uniontown Area School District.

This latest round of grant funding, totaling approximately $225,000 for schools located in the 49th Legislative District, is in addition to the $70,000 in targeted school safety grants that were previously awarded to Charleroi ($30,000) and Ringgold ($40,000) school districts.

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49th Legislative District
Representative Bud Cook
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: (724) 669-2242
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