Luzerne County school districts awarded a total of $170,229 in safety grants

By Mark Guydish - [email protected]
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Five Luzerne County school districts nabbed a total of $170,229 of $8.4 million in Safe School grants awarded statewide Thursday.

The money will be used for equipment in one district and for school resource or police officers in the others. Here are the amounts and the allowed spending:

• Hazleton Area, $24,600 for equipment.

• Hanover Area, $45,951 for a school resource officer.

• Greater Nanticoke Area, $39,998 for a police officer.

• Pittston Area, $39,690 for a police officer.

• Wilkes-Barre Area, $20,000 for a police officer.

“The Safe Schools Program, which enjoys broad bipartisan support, is an effective tool for local school districts to ensure our children and our classrooms are safe,” state Senator John Yudichak, D-Plymouth Township, said in a press release. “In light of the unthinkable tragedies that have occurred at schools across America, it is important that Pennsylvania is making history.”

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By Mark Guydish

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Reach Mark Guydish at 570-991-6112 or on Twitter @TLMarkGuydish

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