ROYERSFORD December 11, 2019  ­– Sen. Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) announced that Chester County Intermediate Unit 24 has been awarded funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Keystone Telepresence grants program.

Chester County Intermediate Unit 24 received a $29,972 grant to purchase equipment and services to educate students who are homebound for extended periods of time due to medical conditions.

“Ensuring that students in the 44th District have access to quality education is a priority,” said Muth. “The funding granted through the Keystone Telepresence program will help students continue their education while they are away from school for medical reasons, helping them to not fall behind.”

According to PDE, intermediate units use the grants to purchase audio and video equipment that can be used by students in their homes so they can participate in daily educational activities with classmates and teachers in real-time.

Funding for the grant program comes from PDE’s Special Education state appropriation.