State investing $4.3M to improve Philadelphia school buildings

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Gov. Tom Wolf announced $4.3 million in state funding for lead paint stabilization at Philadelphia school buildings.

With $7.6 million provided last year, the governor has invested $11.9 million for lead paint stabilization at the city’s schools over two years. The district has also provided $11 million and, since June 2018, will have completed lead paint stabilization projects at 32 elementary schools by the start of the school year.

Nearly 18,000 students will attend schools with lead safe environments and a new coat of paint in classrooms, auditoriums, cafeterias, and gyms.

The proposed investment would help communities with initiatives such as removing lead paint, protecting against flash flooding, combating blight, and expanding high-speed internet and green infrastructure.

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