Flynn: Scranton School District to receive funding for computer science programs

SCRANTON, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, today announced the Scranton School District will receive $35,000 in state grants for computer science classes and instructor training.

 

Provided under the PAsmart initiative, funding will be provided to Scranton High School, West Scranton High School and South Scranton Intermediate School. The grants are targeted at schools with limited or no computer science offerings for students and are designed to meet the needs of individual school districts to guide students’ education.

 

“Grants like this are incredibly important to ensure our students are learning necessary skills needed to take on the world around them,” Flynn said. “As the workforce around us changes, proficiency in technology and computer science skills are a must.”

 

Funding can be used for a variety of reasons, including staff training, certification exam reimbursements as well as eligible hardware and products purchases for products to implement computer science teachings in the classroom.

 

“I want to thank Governor Tom Wolf and his administration’s dedication to diverse investments in education to ensuring a developed and skilled workforce will continue to move Pennsylvania forward,” Flynn said.

 

To learn more about the PAsmart initiative and the recipients of the targeted grants, click here.