Jan. 17, 2020

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced today that seven local schools within the 49th District will each receive a $35,000 grant as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s PAsmart Initiative.

The PAsmart Initiative provided $5.7 million in PAsmart Targeted grants to expand computer science classes and teacher training at 163 school districts, charter schools and intermediate units across the Commonwealth.

The targeted grants represent one component of the initiative, which will provide $20 million to bring high-quality computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in elementary, middle, and high schools and professional development for teachers.

“This is excellent news for our local school districts,” said Cook. “These grants will provide a greater opportunity for students from all backgrounds to learn the critical skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce.”

The school districts in the 49th District which received the grant are as follows: Bentworth School District, Bethlehem-Center School District, Brownsville Area School District, Charleroi School District, Frazier School District, Mon Valley CTC and Ringgold School District.

Representative Bud Cook
49th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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