Sen. Yaw Applauds Computer Science Funding for Ten Local School Districts

HARRISBURG – Ten area school districts will receive funding to expand computer science classes and teacher training, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).

The targeted grants represent the next phase of Governor Wolf’s new PAsmart Initiative, which will provide $20 million to bring high-quality computer science and STEM education in elementary, middle, and high schools, and professional development for teachers.

“These grants will help provide our area students with new technological opportunities for learning and prepare them for success in high-demand careers,” Sen. Yaw said.  “Additionally, our school districts are continually working to enhance their tech infrastructure, so these added investments provided by the state are most welcome.  I thank the Governor and Education Secretary Rivera on this important funding.”

Across the state, 221 school districts, two career and technical centers, and 18 charter and cyber charter schools, and eight intermediate units, each will receive an investment of $35,000.

The following schools in the 23rd Senate District were awarded grants through the Initiative:

  • Athens Area School District

SRU Elementary School, Lynch Bustin Elementary School, Harlan Rowe Middle School, Athens High School

  • Northeast Bradford School District

Northeast Bradford Elementary School, Northeast Bradford Junior Senior High School

  • Sayre Area School District 

H. Justin Snyder Elementary School, Sayre Junior High School

  •  East Lycoming School District

Carl G. Renn Elementary School, George A. Ferrell Elementary School, Joseph C. Ashkar Elementary School

  • Jersey Shore Area School District

Locust Street Elementary School, Jersey Shore Middle School, Jersey Shore High School

  • Loyalsock Township School District

Donald E. Schick Elementary School, Loyalsock Township Middle School, Loyalsock Township High School 

  • Montoursville Area School District

Loyalsock Valley Elementary School, Lyter Elementary School, CE McCall Middle School

  • Muncy School District

Myers Elementary School, Muncy Junior Senior High School

  • South Williamsport Area School District

Central Elementary, Rommelt Elementary, South Williamsport Junior Senior High School

  • Montrose Area School District

Choconut Valley Elementary School, Lathrop Street Elementary School

According to the Administration, additional funding in the $30 million PAsmart Initiative for science and technology education, apprenticeships and job training will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more state-related news and information visit Senator Yaw’s website at or on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.


Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff
(717) 787-3280

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