Loyalsock Township schools get SRO grant

The Loyalsock Township School Board received news at Wednesday’s meeting that the district was awarded a $32,000 grant to expand its school resource officer program.

Superintendent Robert Grantier announced that the Loyalsock Township supervisors approved the grant recently. He said it showed a “real commitment” to school security.

There were no stipulations on how the grant is to be used within the program. But Grantier reported that the supervisors would like to see more involvement of Donald E. Schick Elementary School.

“They want to make sure the elementary is covered,” Grantier said when asked about any stipulations.

The board also received information about the district’s audit process. Randy DiPalo, of Larson, Kellett and Associates P.C., said overall it was a “clean” report.

“In general, the audit report presents positive information, I believe, on the operation of the district,” DiPalo said.

He explained that there were two audits performed during the process – one for federal programs and another for financial statements. By receiving a “clean opinion,” DiPalo said the information was accurate and could be relied upon.

DiPalo reported that most of the district’s revenue was received locally and its highest expense was for instruction.

He did note one “reportable” incident pertaining to free and reduced lunches. DiPalo said it was an input error that later was corrected. The error did not affect the report but still needed to be recorded, he said.