Pa. offers security grants to schools, area police

Be sure to share your thoughts and concerns, about hiring a School Resource Officer or Security Guard, with Board members and Dr. Newcome.

Parkesburg Gazette

SRO BadgePennsylvania state officials said Thursday that 13 area school districts and police departments and one charter school in Philadelphia were awarded grants for school resource officers and school police officers.

In all, Gov. Corbett and State Sen. Joe Scarnati (R., Jefferson) said, the state would distribute 81 grants to schools, towns, and police departments totaling $3.9 million to improve safety and security in schools.

Scarnati, the president pro tempore of the Senate, sponsored the legislation expanding the state’s Safe Schools grant program.

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