Berks County Intermediate Unit officials show lawmakers what they've spent COVID relief funds on

3 Dec 2021 10:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

From The Reading Eagle

Nov. 30—The last 18 months have been hard on education.

The COVID pandemic has closed schools and forced students to learn online. It has thinned already shallow pools of teaching and substitute teaching prospects.

It has forced schools to implement new protocols and invest in new equipment. It has added extra stress for both students and staff.

And dealing with all of that hasn't been cheap.

Officials from the Berks County Intermediate Unit on Tuesday hosted a pair of local state legislators, as well as representatives for three others, at its Learning Center at Lower Alsace to thank them for their financial support during the crisis and show off what that support has helped pay for.

In particular, the BCIU officials spoke about federal COVID relief funding it received through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund.

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