State Rep. awards local school money for safety resources

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SIDMAN, CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — State Rep. Frank Burns has announced Forest Hills School District has been awarded $25,000 to complement its existing safety and security resources.

“These are the wise investments toward the safety of our students and teachers,” Burns said.

Burns said the grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education were awarded to school districts which applied, but did not receive competitive grants from the PDE during last fall’s funding cycle.  The funds can be used by school districts to purchase security-related equipment, like metal detectors and other pieces of security-related equipment.

“It will complement the existing resources and tools the district has in place, with the overall goal of providing a safe learning environment,” Burns said.

Grant applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now being accepted.  You can find more information here.

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