Senator Santarsiero Announces Safe Schools Targeted Grant for Middle Bucks Institute of Technology

HARRISBURG − May 20, 2019 − Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) announced Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT) was awarded $24,125.68 in state funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Safe Schools Targeted grant program.

“This grant will provide Middle Bucks Institute of Technology with additional safety resources so students can focus on learning in a safe classroom environment,” Sen. Santarsiero said. “In collaboration with students, parents, and local law enforcement, our schools are identifying security improvements for their school communities. This grant allows them to make those improvements without jeopardizing educational programs.”

The PDE awarded $919,000 in competitive Safe Schools Targeted grants to MBIT and 38 school districts across the Commonwealth to purchase safety and security-related equipment.

The grant will be used to purchase security-related equipment including student, staff and visitor identification systems; metal detectors; protective lighting; surveillance equipment; special emergency communications equipment; electronic locksets; deadbolts and theft control devices; and training in the use of the security-related technology.

MBIT serves Centennial, Central Bucks, New Hope/Solebury, and Council Rock School Districts.