Sharon City Schools has received a grant of over $1 million to support a safe, healthy environment for students.

The district received a total of $1,048,682 as part of more than $39 million in grant funding for 36 school districts across the commonwealth.

The goal of the funding is to establish a safe, healthy and supportive learning environment in public elementary and secondary schools and to prevent and respond to bullying, hate and violence in schools.

Through the federal Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) Stronger Connections Grant (SCG), high-need local education agencies can use funding to support the social, emotional, physical and mental well-being of students and staff, address family and community engagement and promote equitable and inclusive policies and practices.

This funding complements Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro's proposal for a nearly $1.1 billion increase in basic educational funding in the commonwealth.