FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2009
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES NEARLY $50,000 COMING TO CHEEKTOWAGA AND LANCASTER FOR SCHOOL SAFETY
Funding Will Support Measures and Equipment To Secure Schools in Erie County
Schumer: Federal Dollars Will Make Local Schools Safer
Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) will provide a total of $46,220 through the FY09 Secure Our Schools (SOS) program to the Towns of Cheektowaga and Lancaster. The SOS grants will be directed towards purchasing safety equipment and developing security procedures at local schools throughout the area.
“Keeping students safe is essential in order to ensure our children get the best possible education,” said Schumer. “To keep our schools safe we need a thorough, multi-faceted approach to get results. This money will provide local schools with the resources, security training and safety measures needed to make sure our students have the safest learning environment possible. I will continue to fight for funds that protect our students in Erie County and throughout New York State.”