DOVER – All three school districts in the 196th Legislative District will receive a combined $600,648 in funding to enhance security at schools, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced. The funding is through Pennsylvania’s School Safety and Security Grant Program, which was created in 2018 but could essentially be done away with under Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal.
“This program has improved security to provide greater protection to our children when they attend school,” Grove said. “It would be a shame if the governor got his way and funding for this program is drastically slashed.”
The School Safety and Security Grant Program was created by Act 44 of 2018
and aims to provide funding to school districts in order to improve safety measures to further protect students.
The three school districts in the 196th District received the following funding amounts:
• Dover Area School District: $323,644.
• Spring Grove Area School District: $237,004.
• West York Area School District: $40,000.
Eligible uses of the funding 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.
Representative Seth Grove
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Greg Gross