Longietti: More than $161,000 in funding for targeted support to area students

HERMITAGE, Aug. 25 – Funding totaling $161,189 will ensure Mercer County schools with identified groups of underperforming students have the resources to help those students succeed, state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced today.

“The pandemic has created new obstacles for all educators and schools everywhere, but those with underperforming student groups face an added challenge,” Longietti said. “This funding is going to help level the field by targeting extra resources to students who need them most.”

Longietti said the grants include the following:

  • Farrell Area School District – $41,791.
  • Greenville Area School District – $45,002.
  • Hermitage School District – $39,000.
  • Sharon Area School District – $35,396.


The funding is part of a package of approximately $17 million to help 220 local education agencies, including school districts, to improve educational services for approximately 180,000 students at schools designated for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.


The act requires Pennsylvania and other states to develop plans to assist students based on a variety of factors, including attendance, English language learners, and students with disabilities.


More information about the funding is available here.

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