Harrisburg, November 4, 2016 – State Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) announced that two Berks County educational organizations have been awarded state grants totaling $40,577. The grants are for the training and compensation of school resource officers and school police officers.

“These funds will help keep our students safe and allow them to focus on their education,” said Schwank said.

Wyomissing Area School District will receive $15,598 for cameras and door access controls. The Berks County Intermediate Unit will receive $24,979 for a metal detector and cameras.

The money is intended to help prevent and reduce violent incidents in schools through programs and security equipment.

Sen. Schwank noted these Berks grants were part of a total $6.5 million in grant funding awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as authorized by the general assembly.

For more information, visit www.education.pa.gov.

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