Schools in the Pittsburgh area will be part of the Pa. Department of Education's Emergency Education Relief Fund.

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.

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The money will be used to help schools put systems in place to help students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“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.

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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.