School districts get first taste of $60 million in new school safety spending

School districts get first taste of $60 million in new school safety spending

All but four of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts received $25,000 this week to address school safety measures.

The funding, authorized by the 2018 state budget and distributed through a committee with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, was a top political goal for legislative leaders this year on the heels of the Parkland school shooting in February.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
PCCD committee polishes distribution of $70 million in school safety funding

PCCD committee polishes distribution of $70 million in school safety funding

Lawmakers, security and schooling experts laid the groundwork for the distribution of $70 million in state school safety funding Wednesday at the second meeting of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee.

The General Assembly allocated the funding under this year’s budget with a wide list of uses, from installing metal detectors or security cameras to providing training for teachers or ordering a threat assessment.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views

PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency announces statewide training programming for counties to fight opioid epidemic

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) gathered in Pittsburgh on Wednesday to announce the first round of statewide trainings for county officials on the opioid epidemic.

PCCD Chairman Josh Shapiro was joined by staff at the University of Pittsburgh and county officials to outline the trainings that will help communities reduce and prevent opioid and heroin abuse across the state.

“We need to dramatically increase treatment, increase education, and increase training—most especially training—all across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” said Shapiro during the press conference. “Thankfully we found the University of Pittsburgh ready, willing and able to [facilitate] that training.”

Thursday, June 30, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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