Delloso announces more than $225K in funding for Interboro, Southeast Delco school districts

RIDLEY PARK, Aug. 25 – State Rep. Dave Delloso announced a pair of grants Tuesday for local school districts to improve educational services during the COVID-19 pandemic at schools designated for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

“The coronavirus pandemic has affected all schools, but today’s announcement approves funding for those schools most in need of assistance,” Delloso said. “During this health emergency, it’s rewarding to see the state step in to provide the money needed to help our schools adapt to these trying circumstances to better face these additional challenges.”

The following school districts have been approved for funds:

  • Southeast Delco School District: $148,683.
  • Interboro School District: $76,710.

Today’s announcement approves $17 million to help 220 local education agencies, including school districts, throughout the state. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act authorizes governors to determine the educational use of Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Funds.

Under Every Students Succeeds Act, states develop plans to designate schools for support based on student groups in key areas, including academic achievement, graduation rate and regular attendance. Student groups include race, economically disadvantaged, English language learners and students with disabilities.

Grants were calculated based on elements of the federal Title I, Part A formula, which includes school enrollment data like the number of economically disadvantaged students.