Morrisville Schools Receives $35,000 Equity Grant

Grandview Elementary School in Morrisville Borough. Photo via Morrisville School District.

The Morrisville School District has received a $35,050 grant to ensure all students are able to learn virtually this upcoming fall.

Schools and students have a greater reliance on virtual learning due to the pandemic. Any student must have access to a computer and the internet to succeed.

But with the pandemic, many schools are cutting budgets due to lower tax revenues. This can leave some students without the materials they need.

In response, a trio of local legislators worked to acquire grant money for the Morrisville School District. State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10), along with state Representatives Perry Warren (D-31) and John Galloway (D-140), successfully applied for a Continuing of Education Equity Grant.

The purpose of a CEEG is to make sure all students have access to a quality education. In today’s learning environment, this means providing laptops, tablets, and internet hot spots. Schools can also use a CEEG to provide paper lessons and coursework for students.

“With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the transition to remote learning was challenging for schools and students,” said Rep. Warren. “Many school districts were short on the technical resources to teach remotely. This grant will help ensure that Morrisville students will have the tools required to learn remotely.”

“During these uncertain times,” Santarsiero said, “our school districts need support as they work to protect the health and safety of teachers and students while providing quality education to all students.”