OUR MISSION

 

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

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Nicole Bezila, Director of Pupil Services

North Hills School District

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Chief Aaron Vanatta

Quaker Valley School District Police

Sewickley, Pennsylvania


 

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News:

School security, mental health funding receive boost in latest state budget
July 15, 2022

POTTSVILLE, Pa- 

The 2022-23 state budget recently approved by the General Assembly includes a significant increase in security and mental health funding for Schuylkill County schools.

The budget will allocate an additional $100 million for mental health support and $100 million on physical safety and security enhancements for schools in Pennsylvania.

Controversial 'Killology' speaker to teach school safety to area police, parents, educators

July 4, 2022

ERIE, Pa. -

Local police officers and nearly a dozen area school districts will learn more about school safety this week from an instructor whose past remarks and teachings on deadly force have come under fire.