State grant secured for Cleveland Hill schools

Assemblymember Monica Wallace addresses a crowd of 250 at the 5 Wits grand opening on June 2, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – An additional $50,000 in state funding has been secured for the Cleveland Hill School District according to Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster).

This money will go to safety improvements within the district. Cleveland Hill plans to use this funding to install emergency lighting on the outside of each building, attach lockboxes to the outside of each building, install cameras in high-profile locations that currently have no coverage, and increase school resource officer safe-school training.

“Assembly member Wallace is targeting areas which help to make the Cleve Hill community even more secure.  Given all of the safety concerns we hear in the news these days this significant investment in safety precautions is greatly appreciated,” said Superintendent Jon MacSwan.

“Few investments have a greater impact than ones made to public education,” said Wallace. “The state needs to ensure that our local schools receive the funding they need to provide the best educational environment for our children.”Wallace. “As a parent, I expect my children to have an educational environment free from distractions, and I commend the administrators of Cleveland Hill for identifying ways to protect their students and educators so that quality education remains the focus.” 

Wallace continued, “As a parent, I expect my children to have an educational environment free from distractions, and I commend the administrators of Cleveland Hill for identifying ways to protect their students and educators so that quality education remains the focus.”