– Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) today announced a $60,000 safe schools grant has been awarded to the South Williamsport Area School District.
The funding will be used for school resource officer training and compensation.
“We want our students to feel safe at school so they can focus on learning the important lessons that will help them become successful adults,” Wheeland said. “This grant is an important investment in their safety and their future.”
Wheeland noted this grant program is separate from a new $60 million School Safety and Security Grant initiative created by the General Assembly earlier this year. The deadline for schools to apply for those grants, which are being administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, is Oct. 12.
Representative Jeff C. Wheeland
83rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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