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Cheltenham School District Receives $45K Meritorious School Safety Grant from PCCD

The Cheltenham School District has received a $45K school safety grant from the School Safety and Security Committee of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). Cheltenham will use the funds for the real-time school crisis and emergency management application Ruvna for CHS, CBK and EP, security radios and cameras and a safety and security assessment.

“If we want our students to receive a quality education, we need to equip districts with everything they need – and that includes equipment, training and programs to ensure children feel safe and supported in the classroom,” said Pennsylvania State Representative Steve McCarter. “This funding is incredibly important to districts, and I’m pleased that our local schools will be able to benefit.”

CSD received the maximum amount for a school district with an average daily membership greater than 3,900. The funds come to the district under two categories: Safety and security assessments that meet the School Safety and Security Committee criteria; and security planning and purchase of security-related technology.

The School Safety and Security Committee approved $53.7 million in school safety and security grants to 524 school entities and $7.5 million in community violence prevention/reduction grants to 30 organizations located throughout the Commonwealth. The funds were made available through the Pennsylvania  General Assembly’s Act 44 of 2018. View the full list of awardees>