HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania is offering aid to school districts to pay for accommodations for students who are homebound while recovering from a serious injury or illness.
Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill last week after it passed the Legislature unanimously.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 653 New Cases
Under the law, the Department of Education must write program guidelines, and award up to $300,000 a year in grants to intermediate units that apply.READ MORE: Liana Wallace On 'Survivor' All-Black Alliance Falling Apart: 'Just Wanted Us To Make Top 8, Then We Can Have World War II''
The grants could be used to buy equipment that helps students participate in real time with classroom activity through a video link. The sponsor, Sen. Scott Martin, R-Lancaster, says the equipment resembles an iPad mounted on a Segway unit and will help students keep up with classmates while dealing with a serious illness or injury.
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