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Eric Roe Announces Area Safe Schools Grants
HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Roe (R-Chester) announced the awarding of two state grants in the 158th Legislative District to boost school security by creating a program to reduce violent incidents and enabling the hiring and/or training of a school resource officer.

West Chester Area School District received a $20,000 program grant to prevent and reduce violent incidents.

The South Chester County Police Department received a $60,000 school resource officer (SRO) grant that can be used for the training and compensation of SROs, municipalities and police departments. SROs are law enforcement officers from local, county or state enforcement agencies assigned to schools in cooperative agreements with education officials.

“Because so much flexibility is afforded at the local level for these grants, the school district and police department will be able to determine how best to make the lives of our students safer,” Roe said. “Customization is key as what is effective in one school may not be in another.”

The funds were awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the competitive Safe Schools Targeted Grant Program.

Representative Eric Roe
158th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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