Keystone to Opportunity Award

Keystone to Opportunity Innovation Incentive Award
Keystone to Opportunity Innovation Incentive Award

The West Perry School District took second place in a Pennsylvania competition that focuses on improving literacy outcomes among children from birth to age 5. West Perry was among eleven finalists recognized for the Keystone to Opportunity Innovation Incentive Awards at the Pennsylvania Literacy Conference in June. Pennsylvania was one of six states awarded funds under the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant, a competitive federal grant program aimed at improving literacy in children from birth to grade 12.

West Perry earned this designation for its efforts in bringing a sustainable PreK program to the district. Each of the district’s elementary schools now has a PreK classroom funded largely through the Pennsylvania PreK Counts Grant. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Nancy Snyder and literacy coaches Erin Monn and Tonya Kepner represented West Perry at the state conference. The second place award of $12,000 will be used to further promote literacy across the school district.