HARRISBURG – Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) today announced that the five school districts he represents have been awarded a total of $650,000 by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The grants, made possible by the Republican-sponsored Act 44 of 2018
, are for purchasing equipment and developing initiatives to improve school security and reduce violence.
“As an author of two of Pennsylvania’s landmark student protection laws, I was proud to secure funding in the budget to help improve the safety of the schools in 130th District,” Maloney said. “Our children deserve to learn in a safe environment and this funding will help make our local schools more secure places to learn.”
Grants awards in the 130th Legislative District include:
• Boyertown Area School District, $495,000.
• Brandywine Heights Area School District, $35,000.
• Daniel Boone Area School District, $40,000.
• Exeter Township School District, $45,000.
• Oley Valley School District, $35,000.
The grants will be used for a multitude of safety enhancements including emergency preparedness plans; implementing systems for the management of student discipline, including criminal offenses; coordinating drills and related activities with local emergency responders; and the purchase of security-related technology such as metal detectors, protective lighting, specialty trained canines, surveillance equipment, special emergency communications equipment, automated external defibrillators, electronic locksets, deadbolts, trauma kits and theft control devices.
Representative David Maloney
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Charles Lardner