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 Harrisburg, November 17, 2017— Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that the following school districts in Luzerne County have received Safe Schools Grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE):

  • Wilkes-Barre Area School District has received a Safe Schools Equipment Grant in the amount of $18,609. Additionally, they have received a Safe Schools Police/Resource Officer Grant in the amount of $40,000.
  • Greater Nanticoke Area School District has received a Safe Schools Equipment Grant in the amount of $19,300.
  • Pittston Area School District has received a Safe Schools Equipment Grant in the amount of $19,990.

“Not a day goes by where we don’t hear about a horrific act of violence happening in schools across the nation. PDE’s Office for Safe Schools has become a leader in fostering a safe learning environment for our students. These grants will give our school districts more resources to help keep violence out of our schools,” said Senator John Yudichak.

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