Kosierowski: More than $1.4 million awarded to area school districts
HARRISBURG, Aug. 24 – State Rep. Bridget Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, announced today $1,468,191 federal funding has been allocated to several area schools and career and technical education centers in her district to assist with implementing public health and safety plans to resume operations and maintain a continuity of education.
“We want our students and educators to have the safest environments possible,” said Kosierowski. “These dollars will aid administrators in purchasing the resources needed to ensure the educational experience continues safely and effectively.”
The districts and amounts awarded are:
- Abington Heights School District: $246,088
- Carbondale School District: $186,429
- Forest City School District: $148,708
- Lakeland School District: $180,066
- Mid Valley School District: $190,380
- Old Forge School District: $156,825
- Riverside School District: $179,695
- Fell Charter School: $90,000
- CTC of Lackawanna County: $90,000
According to Kosierowski, eligible uses for the funding include the purchase of cleaning and sanitizing products; training and professional development of staff on sanitation and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases; equipment purchases; modifying existing areas to support appropriate social distancing of students and staff; providing mental health services and supports; purchasing educational technology for distance learning; and other health and safety programs, items or services necessary to address the COVID-19 disaster emergency.
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency awarded COVID-19 Disaster Emergency School Health and Safety grants for the 2020-21 school year from its allocation of federal CARES Act money.
More information about the PCCD grants can be found online here.