Harrisburg, October 5, 2018 – The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools has selected Kutztown Area School District to receive $10,190 for programming to address school violence, State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) announced.

Specifically, the district was the recipient of the Office for Safe Schools’ 2018-19 Safe Schools Targeted Program Grant. The grants are part of a statewide effort to help schools reduce unnecessary student disciplinary actions and promote an environment of greater productivity, safety and learning; andenhance anti-violence efforts between schools and parents, local governments, law enforcement and community organizations.

“I commend Kutztown Area School District officials for pursuing this funding to help students and staff be more aware of how to be safe,” Schwank said. “Through this grant, and the district’s participation in the CrisisGo pilot, Kutztown has been at the forefront of proactively providing a safe school environment.”