The Friends of Safe Schools United States of America is a 501(c)(3) public charity committed to improving safety in and around schools. Our approach to improving safety is rooted in improving communication, awareness and participating in programs that inspire positive behavior, cooperative relationships and a safer school environment.
Pennsylvania Chapter Directors
Dr. Johannah Vanatta, Superintendent
Chartiers Valley School District
Dr. Nicole Bezila, Director of Pupil Services
North Hills School District
Officer Aaron Vanatta, Police Officer
Quaker Valley School District
New Pa. law restores school police arrest power
School police officers in Pennsylvania have had their powers to make arrests restored after being inadvertently taken away earlier this year.
$7.2 million in school safety grants awarded to Pennsylvania schools
October 18, 2019
HARRISBURG, Pa. -
More than $7 million in grants to improve safety were awarded to schools in Pennsylvania, including several in the Pittsburgh area.
Pa. school safety tip system fielded 23K reports this year
August 5, 2019
HARRISBURG, PA- Bullying, self-harm and suicide were the most common concerns fielded during the first half-year of operation for a new threat reporting system that covers Pennsylvania schools.
State officials talk about school safety with Upper Dublin students
September 26, 2019
UPPER DUBLIN, PA-State Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Senator Vincent Hughes, and Safe2Say Something Director Brittney Kline met with Upper Dublin High School students to discuss school safety issues.