HARRISBURG, Pa. – Several school districts in Berks County are receiving some help in their efforts to educate their students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Antietam, Conrad Weiser, Daniel Boone, Governor Mifflin, Muhlenberg, Reading, and Tulpehocken, along with the Berks County Intermediate Unit, are among 220 school districts and education agencies across the state that will share in $17 million from Pennsylvania’s portion of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
“While all schools have been impacted this year by the COVID-19 pandemic, the schools that have been identified under ESSA as needing extra support are facing additional challenges,” said Gov. Tom Wolf. “This funding will help these high-need schools as they put systems in place to help students while we work to control the spread of this virus.”
ESSA requires states to designate schools for support and improvement based on the performance of individual student groups in key areas, including