Apr. 26, 2024

HARRISBURG – Today, Rep. Jake Banta (R-Erie) applauded the investment of over $1.5 million into school safety and student mental health. 

The School Safety and Security Committee (SSSC) under the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) approved $47 million statewide in grants to improve safety and security and mental health support for students and staff in Pennsylvania’s schools. 

“I am glad to see the safety of our students and educational staff, as well as mental health initiatives, receive this significant funding,” Banta said. “Protecting our children is essential to ensuring a Pennsylvania that moves forward.” 

The following list includes the public and non-public schools across the district that will receive funding:

   - Corry Area – $158,081.
   - Fort LeBoeuf – $160,017.
   - General McLane – $166,704. 
   - Girard – $154,126. 
   - North East – $154,430.
   - Northwest Tri-County – $28,527.
   - Northwestern – $ 459,981.
   - Union City Area – $142,370.
   - Wattsburg Area – $151,148.

Funds will advance the School Safety and Security Committee’s goal of ensuring all Pennsylvania students can learn in safe, healthy school environments by helping school entities address basic safety needs and mental health services identified in the committee’s recently adopted Revised Baseline Criteria Standards.

Representative Jake Banta
4th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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