Flynn: Scranton School District to gain state support

SCRANTON, Dec. 13 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, today announced that several schools in the Scranton School District have been designated in need of support to improve students’ educational experiences by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan. 


“As a community, it is our duty to ensure each student receives the support and tools necessary to receive a quality education,” said Flynn. “By identifying areas of needed improvement and helping school leaders devise strategies and tactics to solve these complexities, we are improving lives of countless students in Lackawanna County and across Pennsylvania.”


An estimated 6 percent of all public schools in Pennsylvania have been prioritized for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (A-TSI). Four schools within the Scranton School District were given this designation, including Isaac Tripp Elementary School, Scranton High School, West Scranton High School and West Scranton Intermediate School.


A-TSI schools are based on the performance of individual student groups, including students with disabilities and English language learners, among others. These schools will receive technical assistance from the state while developing and implementing a locally approved improvement plan. 


Flynn noted and applauded the Wolf administration’s innovative and fair approach to assessing school and student progress, as well as their dedication to implementing new plans to enhance students’ educational experience.


Designations are available on the PDE website. For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs, please visit the Department of Education’s website at