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Jamestown Area School District receives $25,000 safety grant

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The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced that 39 more school districts have been awarded grants to upgrade their safety and security.

According to the release, PDE announced an additional $919,000 in grants for schools that applied funding during last fall's funding cycle but weren't selected.

The grants will be used to buy security-related equipment such as student and visitor identification systems, metal detectors, surveillance equipment and deadbolts among other items.

The Jamestown Area School District is one of the schools receiving the safety grants.

The district will receive a $25,000 grant - the maximum amount possible.

"The additional funding will help these schools create the safe and healthy learning environment that parents and their children deserve and further demonstrates the Wolf Administration's commitment to students and teachers across the commonwealth," said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera.

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