The Wilkinsburg School District has applied for a Safety and Security Grant to the Pennsylvania State Department of Education. To date, the District has been awarded the initial Part A: Meritorious Grant Funds of the maximum $25,000 for the School Safety and Security Grant.
With this award, the Wilkinsburg School District is going to hire a part-time consultant to help the District develop its very first Comprehensive District Emergency Preparedness Plan and School Level Plans. These efforts will include a team of representatives and participation from the District administrators, Wilkinsburg Police and Fire Department, EMS and community members.
The District still is waiting to hear about Part B of the Safety and Security Grant and will keep the school community informed as we move through this grant process.
“With our continuous responsibility for a safe and secure environment for our students and staff, the Wilkinsburg School District hosted a police officer on-site in early November to train our faculty and staff on security drills,” said Dr. Linda Iverson, Superintendent of Schools. “This knowledge was then shared with all of our students as we conducted security drills at Kelly Elementary on November 20 and Turner Elementary on November 21.”
Providing a safe and secure school environment is one more way the Wilkinsburg School District emphasizes that “Every Child, Every Day Matters.”