PCCD committee polishes distribution of $70 million in school safety funding

PCCD committee polishes distribution of $70 million in school safety funding

Lawmakers, security and schooling experts laid the groundwork for the distribution of $70 million in state school safety funding Wednesday at the second meeting of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee.

The General Assembly allocated the funding under this year’s budget with a wide list of uses, from installing metal detectors or security cameras to providing training for teachers or ordering a threat assessment.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
DHS discusses new service expansion funding for intellectual disabilities and autism

DHS discusses new service expansion funding for intellectual disabilities and autism

Department of Human Services Deputy Secretary for Developmental Programs Nancy Thaler led a press conference on Wednesday discussing the expansion of services that are now available for Pennsylvanians with autism spectrum disorder. 

At the press conference Thaler discussed how Governor Wolf's 2018-2019 budget included $74 million for support programs and services for these Pennsylvanians and their families. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Wolf visits Puerto Rico

Wolf visits Puerto Rico

Gov. Tom Wolf is visiting Puerto Rico for the next 48 hours.

The trip, meant to build business and cultural ties, started Tuesday night. Wolf, who is paying for the trip out of his own pocket, will return Friday morning.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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Philadelphia schools experiment with mental health program for students

Philadelphia schools experiment with mental health program for students

The Senate Appropriations Committee met at Temple University Tuesday to analyze the Philadelphia Healthy and Safe Schools Initiative that has kicked off in two inner-city elementary schools, Bethune and Kenderton.

Under Act 44, Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine will work on implementing reforms at two K-8 schools in Philadelphia that take into account students’ mental health.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Wolf Administration urges schools to take advantage of more milk options

Wolf Administration urges schools to take advantage of more milk options

The Wolf Administration hosted a press conference Tuesday morning to discuss a federal change that now expands access to more types of milk for students. 

In the past schools needed a waiver to obtain one-percent flavored milk instead of just skim milk.

For the 2018-2019 school year schools are no longer required to gain a waiver to access one percent milk. The Wolf Administration is hoping to get the word out so schools will take advantage of the new flexibility.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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