PENN TOWNSHIP – Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) announced today that the School Safety and Security Committee has awarded approximately $90,000 in School Safety and Security Grants to two District 56 school districts—Norwin ($45,000) and Penn Trafford ($45,000).
“As parents and as a community our first priority is the safety of our children,” said Dunbar. “Norwin and Penn Trafford are two of the top schools in the Commonwealth, and I’m glad we are able to bring home the funds to create an even better and safer learning environment for our teachers and kids.”
The School Safety and Security Grant Program was created by lawmakers in 2018 to provide grants to school districts, intermediate units, area vocational-technical schools, charter schools and private residential rehabilitative institutions for a wide variety of projects to improve school safety.
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.
The 56th Legislative District covers part of Westmoreland County and the townships of North Huntington, Penn and Hempfield (part); and the boroughs of Irwin, Manor, North Irwin, and Trafford.
Representative George Dunbar
Pennsylvania House of Representatives