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Simmons Announces School Safety Grants for 131st District
HARRISBURG – Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) today announced that Safe Schools Targeted Grants totaling nearly $100,000 were awarded to four school entities serving the 131st District.

The funding was made available through a Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) program to prevent and reduce violent incidents in schools, to purchase safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource officers (SRO) and school police officers (SPO).

The local grants are as follows:

  • East Penn School District – $24,955 (equipment)
  • Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley – $39,970 (SPO)
  • South Lehigh School District – $20,000 (anti-violence program)
  • Upper Perkiomen School District – $14,190 (anti-violence program)
“Our children’s safety in the classroom is our top priority,” said Simmons. “This funding will help to ensure that schools are providing a secure learning environment for students, as well as the faculty and staff.”

PDE awarded Safe Schools Targeted Grants totaling approximately $8.4 million to school entities statewide.

Representative Justin Simmons
131st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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