Submitted Article Three public school districts and two non-public schools in the 110th Legislative District today were awarded Safe Schools Targeted Grants to improve safety and security measures, according to Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna). “This funding helps to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff through equipment purchases and the hiring ofContinue Reading

Submitted Article In the wake of this week’s Wolf administration mandate that Pennsylvania students wear a mask during much of the school day, Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) today sent a letter to the secretaries of Health and Education requesting more consistent guidance for school leaders as they prepare for theContinue Reading

Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital’s trauma prevention & outreach coordinator Gail Malloy (top, right) speaks to Lackawanna Trail teachers about the importance of Stop the Bleed. Commonwealth’s director of emergency services, Ted Kross oversees Lackawanna Trail teacher Ann Jones (above) in a training session. submitted article and photos More than 60Continue Reading

Submitted Article  Recognizing the importance of ensuring our children feel safe at school, the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly in support of investing an additional $60 million in the School Safety and Security Block Grant program. Now in its second year, the program provides flexible funding that schools may use forContinue Reading

Submitted Article Rep. Jonathan Fritz (Susquehanna/Wayne) announced that Wayne Highlands School District (Wayne County) and Blue Ridge School District (Susquehanna County) each received $25,000 in Safe Schools Targeted grants. These grants will be used to purchase security-related equipment such as student, staff and visitor identification systems; metal detectors; protective lighting;Continue Reading

Submitted Article Three school districts represented by majority chairman of the House Children and Youth Committee, state Rep. Karen Boback (Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), are among 234 districts statewide to be receiving school safety grants. “The grants are the result of Act 44 of 2018, which dedicated funding to school districts, intermediate units,Continue Reading

Submitted Article Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Rep. Fritz (Susquehanna/Wayne) announced yesterday that area school districts were awarded state grants this week as a part of a state-funded initiative to help these school districts improve student safety. They include 11 that comprise the 110th District and eight in the 111thContinue Reading