Isaacson announces grant for Penn Treaty School

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 25 – Penn Treaty School has been awarded a grant to improve educational services for its students during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to state Rep. Mary Isaacson, who represents the Fishtown neighborhood in which the school resides.

Isaacson said Penn Treaty is receiving $61,022 in Governor’s Emergency Education Relief program funds, which are designed to improve educational services for 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 these funds.

“Schools across the city are working very hard to set up online learning for the start of the school year with an eye toward in-person instruction later on, and additional funding is crucial in helping our schools achieve their goals,” Isaacson said. “It is especially critical for schools that are identified as needing extra support to ensure the needs of their students are being met. I am grateful to see this funding going to the Wolf Pack at this critical time.”

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.