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Lewis Announces $75,000 in School Safety Grants
HARRISBURG – Through the School Safety and Security Grant Program, which State Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-Chester) supported, $75,000 in grants to help improve school safety were awarded to school districts in the 74th District.

Coatesville Area, Downingtown Area and Octorara school districts each received $25,000.

“Because of the 40 years that I spent serving local students and athletes, it’s especially important to me that they have a safe place to go to school and engage in extracurricular activities. If our students don’t feel safe, they won’t be able to succeed in or out of the classroom,” Lewis explained.

Eligible uses for the grants include 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.

Additional funding, which can be used by school districts, intermediate units, area vocational-technical schools, charter schools and private residential rehabilitative institutions that are looking for additional support, will be awarded in the future.

The new program was created as part of a comprehensive school safety bill that was signed into law in June. More than $60 million in new funding was dedicated in the 2018-19 budget to improve school safety.

Representative Harry Lewis
74th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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