Hill-Evans announces more than $159K in funding for William Penn Senior High School

HARRISBURG, Aug. 26 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, announced today that William Penn Senior High School will be receiving a total of $159,501 in Governor’s Emergency Education Relief funds.

The funding is aimed at improving educational services for approximately 180,000 students at schools designated for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act authorizes governors to determine the educational use of governors' GEER Funds.

“Education funding needs to remain a priority in the face of this pandemic,” Hill-Evans said. “If children are expected to return to school in person, or learn from home, we need to have the tools in place to keep them safe and secure while providing them with a nurturing learning environment. Every child is dealing with their own unique set of challenges. This money is a good step in the right direction and we need to invest further in our students and our schools.”

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.

More information on the grants is available here.