– Schools and education agencies statewide are receiving about $20 million in additional funding to provide education services for students with disabilities negatively impacted by COVID-19 mitigation efforts and who may face additional challenges through the new academic year.
“State funding and federal aid from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act will help school districts address the unique needs of children with physical and intellectual disabilities,” said Ryan. “I am pleased to learn that schools in my legislative district will receive $117,000 in additional assistance for our children with special needs.”
Schools districts in the 101st Legislative District will receive the following:
• Annville Cleona $16,717.
• Cornwall-Lebanon $11,214.
• Lebanon $65,414.
• Palmyra Area $23,677.
“The aid will enhance real-time instruction and bolster remote services and support for students with complex needs,” said Ryan. “It will also provide necessary assistance to help students with disabilities who have regressed in their skills or behavior or lack progress due to mandatory school closures.”
Funding will also be available to Preschool Early Intervention programs to provide compensatory educational services.
To date, more than $70 million has been awarded to keep students and educators safe and meet the unique challenges of COVID-19.
Representative Frank Ryan
101st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Donna Pinkham