BUCKS COUNTY – January 18, 2019 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero, minority chair of the senate Communications and Technology committee, announced the award of computer science grant funding for Council Rock, Central Bucks, and Pennridge school districts.

Each district will receive $35,000 to fund high-quality computer science and STEM education in elementary, middle, and high schools, and professional development for teachers. The grants specifically aim to prepare students and workers for an economy that requires proficiency in using computers and other technologies.

 “These grants are the first step in ensuring schools in Bucks County and across the Commonwealth stay competitive in the fields of computer science and STEM education,” Sen. Santarsiero said. “My hope is to be able to expand such grant programs across the district, so all students and teachers can lead the way towards a new and innovative educational system and economy.”

The grants were fully funded through Governor Wolf’s PAsmart initiative.