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
After complaints, senators return to drawing board on part of school safety law
August 8, 2019
HARRISBURG, Pa- A law to expand schools' security options in Pennsylvania now has some school law enforcement officers miffed.
School safety coalition looks at how to spot threats
August 6, 2019
SHARON, Pa. -
"It's not just a direct threat like, 'I'm going to hurt you', there are different types of threats and how you have to assess each one differently," says Sharon Schools Superintendent
York's Law Enforcement Explorers learning tools of the trade
July 25, 2019
YORK, PA- The 13 cadets in York County's new — and only — Law Enforcement Explorers Program have spent this week getting hands-on experience on what it takes to be a cop.
School police officers vital to student safety
July 14, 2019
PITTSBUGH, PA-Effective Aug. 31, newly-hired school police officers will no longer have the authority to make arrests, a power held by school police for decades.