Assemblymen Herb Conaway, Jr, M.D. and Troy Singleton (both D-Burlington) on Wednesday welcomed the awarding of nearly $1 million in federal funding to bolster education services for children with disabilities throughout the 7th legislative district in Burlington County.
“Early intervention services and hands-on assistance in a child’s formative years have proven integral in the long-term outcome of children with disabilities,” said Conaway. “This funding will help ensure that they get the services they need, especially in a tight economy where state funding is limited.”
The funding was awarded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for the upcoming school year. IDEA is designed to ensure critical services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities throughout the nation, such as early intervention, special education and related services.
“This funding will go a long way in helping schools provide the critical services needed to ensure everyone has the chance to get ahead despite any challenges they might face,” said Singleton. “This is great news for school districts that have been struggling to continue providing vital services within the constraints of the new two percent property tax cap.”
The grants, totaling $961,162 will be distributed as follows to the following school districts in the 7th legislative district:
- Beverly City – $117,068
- Cinnaminson Township – $562,157
- Palmyra Borough – $261,117
- Riverbank Charter School of Excellence in Roebling: $20,820