– In continuing to work alongside area school districts in ensuring Pennsylvania children are learning in a safe and protected environment, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe) announced today that East Stroudsburg Area, Pleasant Valley and Pocono Mountain school districts were awarded more than $214,000 in school safety grants administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) Office for Safe Schools.
“As many local residents have expressed concerns with continued school safety regarding school violence and shootings as well as with COVID, I wanted to share this important information and have parents know that that their school districts are completing projects to strengthen a safe learning environment for their children,” said Brown. “Our local schools are receiving these dollars from the state and I have been and continue to be in conversations with the administration for most districts in regard to their efforts and overall safety efforts.”
The funding awards are as follows:
East Stroudsburg Area School District - $19,452 safety equipment grant.
Pleasant Valley School District – $25,000 safety equipment grant and $60,000 school police officer grant (over a two year span).
Pocono Mountain School District – $19,960 safety program grant and $90,000 school resource officer grant (over a two year span).
The grants aim to assist schools in reducing unnecessary student disciplinary actions and promoting greater productivity, safety and learning; and also enhancing anti-violence efforts between schools and parents, local governments, law enforcement and community organizations.