Dunmore Junior Senior High School has been awarded $34,646 in state funding for extra support for educational services amid the COVD-19 pandemic according to an announcement from State Rep. Kyle Mullins, D-Lackawanna.
A total of $256,052 has been awarded to a number of schools throughout the 112th Legislative District including $60,812 to Mid Valley Secondary Center and $160,590 to Scranton High School.
“We are beginning a new academic year with COVID-19 mitigation efforts still in place, and whether students start classes via in-person learning or virtual education, it is vital that programs are in place to ensure every student has a chance to succeed,” Mullins said. “My commitment continues to make sure every resource is available at all schools, so nobody gets left behind in these uncertain times.”
These schools have been designated as schools for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The funding comes from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief funds. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act authorizes governors to determine the educational use of these GEER funds.
To date, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has awarded $87.5 million in GEER funding to help keep students and educators safe and meet the unique challenges of the COVID-19 health emergency. More information on the grants is available here.