Feb. 26, 2020

BRADFORD – Area school districts serving the 67th Legislative District have been awarded more than $830,000 in School Safety and Security Grants, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) announced today.

The grants are awarded by the School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

“I am pleased to see funding devoted to school safety coming back to all our schools here in Cameron, McKean and Potter counties,” Causer said. “Safety is something we used to take for granted at school, but that is no longer the case. This funding will go a long way toward helping our students learn and our teachers teach in a secure environment.”

The grants were awarded as follows:

Cameron County
• Cameron County School District – $114,979 for districtwide school safety and violence prevention programs; security planning and the purchase of security-related technology; student, staff and visitor identification systems; and training for both staff and students.

McKean County
• Bradford Area School District – $448,833 for school-wide positive behavior support; security planning and the purchase of security-related technology; and staff training programs.
• Kane Area School District – $30,000 for security planning and the purchase of security-related technology.
• Otto-Eldred School District – $30,000 for safety and security assessments, and security planning and the purchase of security-related technology.
• Port Allegany School District – $30,000 for security planning and the purchase of security-related technology.
• Smethport Area School District – $30,000 for security planning and the purchase of security-related technology.

Potter County
• Austin Area School District – $30,000 for security planning and the purchase of security-related technology.
• Coudersport Area School District – $30,000 for security planning and the purchase of security-related technology.
• Galeton Area School District – $30,000 for security planning and the purchase of security-related technology, and the institution of student, staff and visitor identification systems.
• Northern Potter School District – $30,000 for safety and security assessments, and security planning and the purchase of security-related technology.
• Oswayo Valley School District – $30,000 for security planning and the purchase of security-related technology, and the institution of student, staff and visitor identification systems.
• Keystone Central School District (in Clinton County but serves a portion of Potter County) – $45,000 for security planning and the purchase of security-related technology, and the institution of student, staff and visitor identification systems.

The funding was part of more than $53 million in grants awarded to more than 500 school districts, vocational schools, charter schools and intermediate units across the state. The 17-member committee charged with awarding the grants was created as part of a comprehensive school safety and security law passed in 2018.

Meritorious grants were awarded to each school district that applied, and the grant amount is based on the district’s average daily attendance. Additional grant funding was awarded by the committee on a competitive basis.

Representative Martin T. Causer
67th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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