Apr. 23, 2020

NEW TRIPOLI – State Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) today announced Berks County Intermediate Unit will receive a state grant of more than $10,000 to help students continue to learn during the school shutdown caused by the COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic.

“The state is providing resources so local students can continue to learn during these unprecedented times,” Day said. “While physical brick-and-mortar schools are shut down, the education process is moving forward.”

The Berks County Intermediate Unit was selected to receive a Continuity of Education and Equity Grant of $11,300, which it can use to purchase computer equipment – such as laptops, tablets and internet hot spots – or to acquire and provide instructional materials, such as paper lessons and coursework.

Day also during the past few weeks worked to try to help Kutztown Area School District students get connected for virtual learning.

Day and his colleagues in the General Assembly took action weeks ago during the early stages of the pandemic to provide resources and guidelines to ensure students could continue to learn while schools are closed. The state House and Senate approved and the governor signed into law Act 13 of 2020, which delivered tools and financial support to help schools continue teaching Pennsylvania students during the pandemic.

“Students should be learning,” Day said. “Make no mistake, all schools should be teaching, albeit differently than in the past, but all schools should be teaching.”

Day encourages residents to visit his website at www.RepGaryDay.com/Coronavirus and follow him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RepGaryDay for the latest information about the state government’s response to COVID-19.

Representative Gary Day
187th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Dan Massing
RepGaryDay.com / Facebook.com/RepGaryDay