– Three school entities in the 117th Legislative District have been awarded education grants for the upcoming academic year, according to Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming).
Continuity of Education and Equity (CEEG) grants are designed to help provide access and inclusion for all learners by bridging the gap for students who are currently limited in their ability to participate in the continuity of education.
Those local school entities receiving grants include:
• Luzerne IU 18 – $15,650.
• Northwest Area School District – $16,500.
• Tunkhannock Area School District – $57,750.
“During the current health crisis, it is important that Pennsylvania continues to deliver the best possible education to every child,” said Boback. “These grants will help our schools acquire the necessary resources to connect with students who are ready to learn.”
The funding may be used to purchase computer equipment, such as laptops, tablets and internet hot spots. In addition, it can be used toward providing instructional materials, such as paper lessons and coursework. Schools with the highest percentages of students lacking access to resources were given priority in receiving a CEEG.
Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) provided $5 million to fund 96 applications, through the federal CARES Act. PDE is now able to provide an additional $13 million.
Representative Karen Boback
117th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Andy Briggs