– Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Cambria/Somerset) today announced that the Forest Hills School District has received a $25,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) as a part of the Safe Schools Initiative.
“I am very happy to see these grants awarded to Forest Hills,” said Rigby. “We hope that these grants will help our students, teachers and parents feel more comfortable when they are at school. Educators cannot effectively teach, and students cannot effectively learn, if they don’t feel safe. That’s why these grants are so important.”
Eligible uses for these funds include the purchasing of security-related equipment including student, staff and visitor identification systems; metal detectors; protective lighting; surveillance equipment; special emergency communications equipment; electronic locksets; deadbolts and theft control devices; and training in the use of the security-related technology.
For more information about these grants, or any other state-related issue, please contact Rigby’s district office in Johnstown located at 1340 Franklin St. in Johnstown
. Information can also be found online at RepJimRigby.com
Representative Jim Rigby
71st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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