HARRISBURG – Sen. Scott Martin of Lancaster & Berks Counties called on his colleagues to support a study to evaluate the successes, outcomes, and potential legislative actions that may be needed for the state’s largest school safety grant program. Since creation in 2018, PA’s School Safety & Security Grant Program has provided millions of dollars to help schools keep students safe. It provides grants for a variety of programs, including hiring School Police Officers and School Resource Officers, purchasing safety equipment, implementing violence prevention programs, and other measures to safeguard schools. Martin called for the non-partisan Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to hold a study and provide recommendations for future legislative action. The announcement comes after the Senate passing House Bill 27 last week that would streamline and improve programs to keep students safe.