North Allegheny School District to Receive Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grant, Says Turzai
2/24/2014
HARRISBURG – North Allegheny School District will receive a $25,000 Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grant, Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced today.

The state funding will be used for the installation of security-related technology devices and hardware. A total of $2.6 million in competitive grants were awarded to 110 public schools in the Commonwealth, according to Turzai.

“These funds are meant to assist public schools across the Commonwealth implement their specific safe school plans to keep our kids out of harm's way,” Turzai said. “This initiative will help provide North Allegheny with the resources they need to ensure our schools continue to be the safe learning environments that students, parents and teachers expect.”

The focus of the grant program is to assist schools by:

• Reducing unnecessary student disciplinary actions and promoting an environment of greater productivity, safety and learning.
• Providing professional development to staff using research-based violence prevention and classroom management programs.
• Enhancing anti-violence efforts among schools and parents, local governments, law enforcement and community organizations.

While the Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grant Program has existed since 2011, the Legislature passed Act 70 in 2013 to expand the system of targeted grants by ensuring that public and nonpublic schools could specifically afford to employ school police officers and school resource officers.

Representative Mike Turzai
28th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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