Flynn: $185K to Scranton schools for special education service


SCRANTON, Aug. 21 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, has brought home to his district a total of $185,000 to two school districts for special needs educational services from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s federal funding through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

“Our children with complex needs and different abilities have the right to receive a proper education that helps them to grow and enjoy getting an education without feeling abandoned or left out,” Flynn said. “ 

The following school districts received Governor’s Emergency Education Relief grants:


  • $170, 244 – Scranton School District.
  • $15,237 - Abington Heights School District.

According to Flynn, these funds are to be used for:

  • Providing enhanced real-time instruction to bolster remote services and supports for students with complex needs.
  • Providing services and supports to students with disabilities who experienced a loss in skills and behavior and/or a lack of progress due to the mandatory school closures. 

Grant amounts were calculated using an allocation formula based on the number of students with complex special education needs within each local education agency.

Click here for a full list of grant recipients.