Blake/Flynn: $3 million awarded to Scranton School District


SCRANTON, Dec. 23 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, and state Sen. John Blake, D-Lackawanna, have announced a $3 million Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital grant to the Scranton School District.

Flynn said the grant will be used to renovate and replace infrastructure at four school buildings:

  • Armstrong Elementary School – to assist in the removal and replacement the existing heating system.
  • Scranton High School – to improve the fire suppression sprinkler system. 
  • South Scranton Intermediate School – to renovate or replace the boilers of the existing heating system.
  • West Scranton Intermediate/West Scranton High Schools – to allow for renovations to West Scranton Intermediate School that might accommodate more students or renovate West Scranton High School to create additional classroom space to accommodate more students and/or to create new science facilities.

“School renovation projects have a positive impact on the achievement of our children, so buildings upkeep is not only required but essential,” Flynn said.

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, from which this grant was awarded, is a Commonwealth grant program overseen by the Office of the Budget to assist with regional cultural, economic, civic and historical projects that improve a community’s economic growth by creating jobs.