By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the state will provide $17 million in funding for schools to help improve services for historically underserved students.READ MORE: Boy, 5, Falls From Second Floor Window
The money will be used to help schools put systems in place to help students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.READ MORE: Police: 7 People Hospitalized After Two-Vehicle Crash, 1 Child In Critical Condition
“While all schools have been impacted this year by the COVID-19 pandemic, the schools that have been identified under ESSA as needing extra support are facing additional challenges,” said Gov. Wolf. “This funding will help these high-need schools as they put systems in place to help students while we work to control the spread of this virus.”
A number of local schools will be getting a piece of that funding, including Uniontown, Woodland Hills, and McKeesport High School.MORE NEWS: Indoor Mask Mandate Ends On West Virginia’s 158th Birthday
You can learn more about the funding and see the full list of schools that will receive funding on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s website.