Pisciottano secures $1 million for Baldwin-Whitehall School District

Local school district among select few to receive Ready-to-Learn grant

BALDWIN, Nov. 3 – An adamant supporter of Allegheny County public schools, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano announced today a $1 million state grant to the Baldwin-Whitehall School District.

“A strong public education system lies at the foundation of every thriving community,” Pisciottano said. “This grant, on top of the historic increase in education funding in this year’s state budget, will ensure our future leaders get the high-quality education they deserve.”

Pisciottano hailed the exemplary performance of Baldwin-Whitehall’s teachers, administrators, staff and board members, crediting them as a key factor in securing the grant.

This year’s bipartisan state budget increased funding by approximately $54.7 million for public schools in Allegheny County.

The $1 million grant comes from the Ready-to-Learn Block Grant program, which can be used for full-day kindergarten or Pre-K programs; reducing class sizes in kindergarten through third grade; providing tutoring assistance; and increasing career awareness programs, among other things.