May. 20, 2019

HARRISBURG – The Lackawanna Trail School District today was awarded a Safe Schools Targeted grant to purchase safety and security-related equipment, according to Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming). The district received $25,000, the maximum allowed under the program, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

“No parent should have to worry about their children’s safety when they send them off to school,” said Boback. “This funding will enable the Lackawanna Trail School District to enhance its security efforts in order to provide a safer learning environment for students, faculty and staff.”

Lackawanna Trail is one of 39 school districts that were awarded an additional $919,000 in competitive Safe Schools Targeted grants. These are schools which applied for but did not receive PDE competitive grants during last fall’s funding cycle.

“The additional funding will help these schools create the safe and healthy learning environment that parents and their children deserve and further demonstrates our commitment to students and teachers across the commonwealth,” said Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera.

The grants can be used to purchase security-related equipment including student, staff and visitor identification systems; metal detectors; protective lighting; surveillance equipment; special emergency communications equipment; electronic locksets; deadbolts and theft control devices; and training in the use of the security-related technology.

Representative Karen Boback
117th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Andy Briggs