Davis and Galloway: $149K in grant funding for Truman Senior High School

LEVITTOWN, Aug. 26 – State Reps. Tina Davis and John Galloway, both D-Bucks, announced that Truman Senior High School had been awarded $149,278 in grants to improve its educational services for historically underserved students. The school had been designated for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

“The coronavirus pandemic has affected schools’ ability to teach their students, especially their most vulnerable student populations,” Davis said. “This funding will help Truman put systems in place so that all students are academically engaged during this challenging period.”

This grant money comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, which authorizes governors to determine the educational use of Governor's Emergency Education Relief funds.

ESSA requires states to develop plans to designate schools for support and improvement based on the performance of individual student groups in key areas, including academic achievement and growth; graduation rate and English learner progress; and student success factors such as regular attendance and chronic absenteeism. Student groups include race, economically disadvantaged, English language learners, and students with disabilities.

Galloway said, “We don’t know what the fall will bring in terms of the pandemic, so I am glad that Truman will have the funds needed to ensure that it can continue to educate students, regardless of the circumstances.”

Grants were calculated based on elements of the federal Title I, Part A formula, including the number of economically disadvantaged students and other school enrollment data.

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