Ciresi announces grants for Pottstown and Pottsgrove high schools, MCIU

ROYERSFORD, Aug. 25 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi announced today that Pottsgrove High School and the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23 will be among the 220 recipients of nearly $17 million in Governor’s Emergency Education Relief funds.

UPDATE (Sept. 8): Due to a technical error in the listing from the Dept. of Education, it was initially missed that Pottstown High School was also included in this funding. Pottstown will receive $104,075 in Governor's Emergency Education Relief.

The funding is aimed at improving educational services for approximately 180,000 students at schools designated for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act authorizes governors to determine the educational use of Governor's GEER Funds.

Local grants will be awarded as follows:

  • Pottsgrove High School, Pottsgrove School District - $58,465
  • Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23 - $66,771

“All of our schools are working incredibly hard to deliver quality education in extremely difficult circumstances. I’m pleased that funding is being awarded to help those schools identified as in need of extra support, to ensure that all students’ needs are being met,” said Ciresi, D-Montgomery.

Grants were calculated based on elements of the federal Title I, Part A formula, including the number of economically disadvantaged students and other school enrollment data.

More information on the grants is available here.