DeLuca: Riverview School District gets $35,000 to enhance computer science programs

HARRISBURG, Jan. 17 – Computer science classes and teacher training at Riverview School District will be enhanced by a $35,000 state grant, announced state Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Allegheny.

DeLuca said the district will receive the substantial grant under the PAsmart initiative, which has made Pennsylvania No. 2 in the nation for investing in K-12 STEM and computer science education.

“The funding awarded through this program will allow students and teachers to succeed in a world that relies heavily on computers and technology,” DeLuca said. “We need to prepare future generations for a path to success, and the influx of money coming in to support the district’s computer sciences classes will do just that.”

DeLuca said Riverview School District was among this round of targeted grant recipients, which include 221 school districts, two career and technical centers, 18 charter and cyber school, and eight intermediate units – each of which is receiving the maximum $35,000.