School officials ask for consistent funding, Republicans ask about armed employees at safety hearing

School officials ask for consistent funding, Republicans ask about armed employees at safety hearing

The tragic repeat of school shooting headlines moved the Pennsylvania legislature to act this year, to the tune of $60 million extra school safety funding.

But with the budget signed and the distribution system — through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency — set, state Republicans have turned to finding out what else they can do.

From social media bullying to school safety surveys to arming trained school personnel, all were discussed Wednesday at Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon as the Senate Republican Policy Committee held its third roundtable on keeping pupils protected.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Governor appoints new head of School Safety and Security Committee

Governor appoints new head of School Safety and Security Committee

Gov. Tom Wolf today announced current Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency chairman Charles Ramsey will take over as chair of the School Safety and Security Committee, which was established with the enactment of Act 44 in June.

Monday, July 23, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views
State's school safety task force releases preliminary report

State's school safety task force releases preliminary report

After a string of six roundtable meetings across the commonwealth, Gov. Tom Wolf and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a preliminary report from their school safety task force this week.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Governor signs budget eight days ahead of deadline in bipartisan deal heavy on education

Governor signs budget eight days ahead of deadline in bipartisan deal heavy on education

In the span of a week, Pennsylvania moved a budget from the backrooms of the legislature to governor’s desk — where it was signed into law early this evening.

Gov. Tom Wolf signed the state’s $32.7 billion dollar budget with $560 million in increased spending and no new taxes Friday night after it passed both chambers in a whirlwind week.

Friday, June 22, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force concludes listening tour in Allegheny County

Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force concludes listening tour in Allegheny County

The Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force wrapped up its statewide listening tour Tuesday morning at Woodland Hills High School. Formed a month after the deadly Parkland shooting, the task force has held six meetings to receive input from students and educators and determine best practices for improving school security and safety.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
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