Oct. 31, 2018

HARRISBURG – The York County Republican Delegation to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which consists of Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) and House Appropriations Chairman Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), announced today that every school district in York County received funding to improve student safety as part of a newly create grant program.

The School Safety and Security Grant Program was created by Act 44 of 2018, which all members of the delegation voted for in the House, and aims to provide funding to school districts in order to improve safety measures to further protect students. More than $60 million in new funding was dedicated in the current year’s budget to improve school safety.

All school districts in York County each received $25,000 grants, the delegation said.

Eligible uses of the funding include: hiring of 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.

The districts are also eligible for additional funding through a competitive grant process. These grants, as well as grants for intermediate units, will be awarded at later dates, delegation members said.

York County Republican Delegation
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Greg Gross