Gergely thrilled that $760,000+ federal grant is going to area school district

MCKEESPORT, April 3 – State Rep. Matthew R. Gergely, D-Allegheny, announced that federal grants totaling $764,400 have been awarded to McKeesport Area School District.

The funds, one in a series of 21st Century Community Learning Center grants, would help establish and/or support community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and their families.

“Learning is never a one-size-fits-all proposition, and educational needs often extend far beyond the classroom door,” Gergely said. “The new funding will help ensure students in our district have access to the additional programs and services they need – from social skill building, nutrition and behavioral support to tutoring in essential academic subjects like math and literacy – to help them succeed in the world.”

The funded program must occur during non-school hours or periods when schools are not in session to help them meet state and local standards in core academic subjects. Centers must also offer students a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs and literacy and other educational services to families.

A full list of 21st Century CCLC grant recipients can be found here.