Bucks County Lawmaker Announces Mental Health, Safety Funding for Local Schools

Image via Jeff Werner, Newtown, PA Patch
A Bucks County lawyer has announced funding for mental health and safety for local schools.

A Bucks County lawmaker has announced thousands of dollars to go to Pennsylvania school districts towards mental health and safety procedures. Jeff Werner wrote about the new funding for the Newtown, PA Patch.

State Sen. Steve Santarsiero joined members of the Bucks County government and Pennsbury School District on Thursday to announce details on the funding toward his Safety And Violence Education for Students (SAVE Students) Act, enacted back in June. The funding will go towards programs to help with. students’ mental health and security for schools.

“In this year’s budget we were able to get many aspects of the SAVE Students Act passed, and most importantly, funded,” Santarsiero said.

The bill would mandate statewide training on suicide prevention and awareness. This will be for both students and school personnel. Violence prevention programs will also be funded by this bill.

School districts who are interested in receiving funding for these programs have until the end of the month to apply. The services the bill offers would be one more step towards ensuring the safety of children in Bucks County and around Pennsylvania.

Read more about the new funding at the Newtown, PA Patch.

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