Delloso announces $15,740 grant for Delaware County schools

RIDLEY PARK, Dec. 16 – State Rep. David Delloso, D-Delaware, announced a $15,740 Keystone Telepresence grant has been approved for the intermediate unit in Delaware County through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

“This grant will be used to purchase equipment and services to help educate those students who are unable to travel or attend school for a period of time because of serious medical issues or medical conditions,” Delloso said. “The equipment purchased with this grant will provide students with a line of communication to participate in studies and activities with their classmates and teachers in real time.”

The grant was awarded to Intermediate Unit 25, a regional education services agency that serves 15 public school districts in Delaware County. School districts within the unit can use the equipment purchased with this grant and place it within the homes of students who are recovering from accidents and medical procedures or experiencing chronic illness. 

Funding for the grant program comes from PDE’s Special Education state appropriation. The grant was one of 14 approved and designated to aid in the education of homebound students.