Donatucci announces $500K grant award for local school district

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4 – State Rep. Maria Donatucci, D-Phila., announced today that a $500,000 state grant is headed to the William Penn School District.

“Unfair funding has unfortunately had a large impact on the students of William Penn School District and grants like this help bridge the gaps,” Donatucci said. “Every bit of extra funding helps to offset the negative effects that these children have experienced as a result of inequitable school funding.”

The funds were awarded as part of the Ready to Learn Block Grant program through the Department of Education.

The grant is intended to help schools establish, maintain or expand academic programs in alignment with commonwealth education standards.