Gateway School District granted money for school resource officer
Gateway School District will receive $60,000 next school year to help pay for its school resource officers.
The district will be one of 114 school districts and municipalities to receive a total of $3.9 million through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, officials said last week.
Two resource officers, one from Pitcairn and on from Monroeville, work in Gateway schools, and the district splits the respective salaries and benefits for them with the departments.
The cost of the Monroeville officer was about $150,000 and the Pitcairn officer roughly $75,000
Assistant superintendent Bill Short said the district will use the grant to help defray the costs of funding the program.
Schools like Gateway that are receiving the grant for the first time will be eligible for a second grant during the 2015-16 school year. Gateway was not the only area district on the list.
Penn Hills received a first-year grant for $39,900.
Allegheny Township received a second-year grant of $30,000 for an officer in Kiski Area School District.
Gideon Bradshaw is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-871-2369 or [email protected].