Noteworthy: Sunday, October 27, 2013
Safety grants available
HARRISBURG - Applications are now being accepted by the state Department of Education for Pennsylvania School Safety Grants, according to state Senator John R. Gordner (R-27). The grant programs were expanded as a result of the passage in June of Act 70.
"Competitive grants are available for school safety and violence prevention programs, along with expanded school resource officers and school police officers," said Gordner. "It is a continuing commitment of state government to assist local districts in maintaining safe learning environments."
The Safe Schools grant period is open until Dec. 6, and the maximum individual grant will be $25,000. The grant may be used for programs which address school violence, including bullying, as well as for security-related technology and equipment.
The school resource officer and school police officers grant period is open until Nov. 22, and the maximum grants will be $60,000 and $40,000 respectively. School resource and school police officers are active or retired federal, state and local law enforcement personnel who are contracted by the schools and have completed law enforcement training.
Complete information on the grant program is available through the Department of Education's website at www.pde.state.pa.us.
Shamokin Area Act 80 day
COAL TOWNSHIP - Wednesday is an Act 80 day, with early dismissal for Shamokin Area School District students.
The middle/high school will dismiss at 12:18 p.m., and the elementary school will dismiss at 12:45 p.m. K-4 afternoon students will have class.