SCRANTON, PA – November 18, 2022 – Senator Marty Flynn (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne) today announced a $10,000,000 grant to be awarded to complete renovations to West Scranton Intermediate School.

The project will add much-needed upgrades to the facility and improve the safety and comfort of the students and faculty. The funds will be used to provide specific building infrastructure improvements to upgrade the building envelope in addition to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing, life safety, and emergency egress systems in the school.

This grant was made possible through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) – a Commonwealth grant program for the acquisition and construction of economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.

“With the announcement of this funding, it is my hope that the Scranton School District promptly reevaluates its school consolidation plan,” said Senator Flynn. “Closing three schools does not prioritize students, parents, or teachers – and this significant boost in funding should provide an opportunity for the Administration and School Board to go back to the drawing board and find an actual solution for our school district.”

One of three middle schools in the Scranton School District, West Scranton Intermediate School is located at 1401 Fellows St., Scranton, PA 18504 and contains grades 5-8.