Colonial receives PDE Safe Schools grant

For the second time in three years, the Colonial School District has received a Safe Schools Target Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). The District was recently awarded a $19,145 equipment grant to purchase new surveillance cameras for the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School/Colonial Elementary School campus.

The new cameras will improve the quality of the current system in the stadium at Colonial Field by providing clearer images and additional coverage. Cameras purchased with the grant will also cover the newly installed baseball field located between Colonial Field and Colonial Drive.

Currently there are more than 160 surveillance cameras covering school district property.

In 2014, Colonial received a $24,720 PDE Safe Schools grant to purchase visitor management kiosks, or lobby guard systems in Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, Colonial Middle School, Conshohocken Elementary School, Plymouth Elementary School, Ridge Park Elementary School and Whitemarsh Elementary School. The systems were similar to the one install in Colonial Elementary School in January 2008.

The new high school baseball field will be covered by security cameras funded with the Safe Schools grant.