OU Applauds PA Governor Tom Corbett’s Signing School Safety Legislation Amendment into Law, Benefiting Non-Public School Security Funding

July 10, 2014

OU Advocacy logoOU Advocacy’s work with Pennsylvania legislators promoting a solution for a “hiccup” within the Safe School Legislation — passed last summer — that prevented Jewish day schools and other non-public schools from participating in a grant program for school resource officers, culminated with Governor Tom Corbett signing Senate Bill 1194 into law today. The amendment to the Safe School Legislation will significantly improve non-public schools’ access to school resource officers and potentially provide millions of dollars for Jewish day school security funding.

“By passing this amendment, both Gov. Corbett and our state legislators have affirmed that the safety and security of all of the Commonwealth’s students is paramount, regardless of where one goes to school,” said Karen Barall, Mid-Atlantic Director for OU Advocacy.

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