The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s (PCCD) School Safety and Security Committee has awarded Charleroi School District a $521,498 grant for school security initiatives, according to a news report. 

This initiative is a large effort of Act 44, which grants school districts, intermediate units, area vocational-technical schools, charter schools and private residential rehabilitation institutions eligibility to apply up to a maximum of $6 million to support one school safety. The School Safety and Security committee approved $40 million in school safety grants to 234 school entities plus $7.5 million in community violence prevention and reduction grants to 25 grant recipients throughout the commonwealth. 

The report says the grant money will be used to fund five projects: security vestibules ($200,000), exterior door replacement ($198,000), social worker ($75,600), identification fob/badge system door lock entry system ($32,000) and a global positioning system for the district’s bus fleet ($16,298).