Western PA schools share $1 million in COVID funds

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Several Pittsburgh area schools will receive their share of over $1 million in funds to help with COVID-19 related needs.

The money can be used to buy cleaning products or safety equipment,  staff training and educational technology for remote learning among other things.

Senator Jay Costa said, “We’re dealing with the third wave of COVID-19 infections right now, and our school buildings are not immune. I know our local districts are prioritizing safety for students, faculty and staff and it was a priority for me to advocate for these funds which will help them in their safety efforts.

“In addition to the safety measures being implemented in our schools, I want to also encourage everyone to wear a mask when they are out in public and observe social distancing whenever possible. This virus is still very dangerous and we need to take mitigation seriously.”

Here's how the money breaks down among school districts:

Penn Hills SD - $113,923
Pittsburgh SD - $738,155
Riverview SD - $30,239
Steel Valley SD - $44,680
West Mifflin Area SD - $71,850
Wilkinsburg Borough SD - $31,504
Woodland Hills SD - $122,057