Kulik announces more than $100K in federal COVID-19 relief funding for two school districts

HARRISBURG, Aug. 26 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today announced the disbursement of $108,953 in federal COVID-19 relief funding for two school districts in the 45th Legislative District.

Kulik said the funding will help the school districts prepare for and address the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.

“The start of a new academic school year has sent school districts across the state scrambling to assemble safety precautions that will keep students and teachers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Kulik said. “The funding awarded will give both school districts a much-needed financial cushion to ensure they’re able to do whatever necessary to conduct learning safely and effectively.”

Funded using federal emergency relief dollars, the local grants announced include:

  • Sto-Rox School District - $67,944.
  • Carlynton School District - $41,009.

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 under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

The act requires states to develop plans to designate schools for support and improvement based on the performance of individual student groups in key areas, including academic achievement and growth; graduation rate and English learner progress; and student success factors such as regular attendance and chronic absenteeism. Student groups include race, economically disadvantaged, English language learners, and students with disabilities.