The focus of the grant program is to assist schools by:
Reducing unnecessary student disciplinary actions and promoting an environment of greater productivity, safety and learning;
Providing professional development to staff using research-based violence prevention and classroom management programs; and
Enhancing antiviolence efforts between schools and parents, local governments, law enforcement and community organizations.
Schools were eligible to receive up to $25,000, with the following programs considered for funding:
Conflict resolution or dispute management.
School-wide positive behavior support.
School-based diversion programs.
Research-based violence prevention programs that address risk factors to reduce incidents of problem behaviors among students.
Training for Student Assistance Program team members.
Staff training in the use of positive behavior supports, de-escalation techniques and appropriate responses to student behavior that may require immediate intervention.
Schools in Central PA who received grants:
Central Cambria SD $ 60,000
Conemaugh Valley SD $ 29,980
Greater Johnstown SD $ 60,000
Cameron County SD $ 60,000
Bellefonte Area SD $ 60,000
Central PA Inst. of Sci & Tech. $ 60,000
Saint Marys Area $ 55,280
Jefferson-Dubois AVTS $ 40,000