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New Hope-Solebury awarded $35K school safety grant by state

The School Safety and Security Committee of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency on Wednesday approved a school safety and security grant of $35,000 for New Hope-Solebury.

The funds were part of $53.7 million in school safety and security grants awarded to 524 school entities and $7.5 million in community violence prevention/reduction grants to 30 organizations located throughout Pennsylvania.

Act 44 of 2018 created a School Safety and Security Fund to provide funding to school districts for school safety and security concerns.

The grant to New Hope-Solebury School District will be used for security planning and the purchase of security-related technology, which can include metal detectors, protective lighting, specialty trained canines, surveillance equipment, special emergency communications equipment, automated external defibrillators, electronic lock sets, deadbolts, trauma kits and theft control devices and training in the use of security-related technology.

“Schools should be a place of learning and growth, and making sure that our students and faculty feel safe, and are in fact safe, in their classrooms is a crucial component of fostering that productive environment,” commented Sen. Santarsiero (D-10).

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