Pa. House passes bill to provide college scholarships to students from low-performance schools

Grant amounts would be deducted from a school district’s state revenue for each eligible student that participates.

Pennsylvania legislators have passed a bill to grant college education scholarship funding to students in low-performance schools as determined by state exam records.

The legislation, House Bill 2169 sponsored by Rep. Clint Owlett, evaluates public school districts with state exam scores in the bottom 15th percentile. Eligible students must attend a school within a low-performing district.

The Lifeline Scholarship Grant would amount to a starting value of $6,697 per student, according to current estimates. Students in special education classes would be eligible for additional funding.

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