Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program
The Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program is administered by the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) under Act 48. Established in 2001, the program awards tax credits to businesses that make contributions to scholarship organizations and/or educational improvement organizations that are on a list approved and published by DCED.
WASDEF actively pursues Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) dollars from approved businesses on behalf of WASD. EITC funds for WASD are held at and administered by the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania.
Thanks to local and area businesses, more than $160,000 has supported 40 venture and artist-in-residence programs at WASD through the EITC program since 2010!
How do you direct your company’s tax dollars to benefit WASD?
Decide if you’d like to participate for one or two years. The tax credit is a 75-percent credit (against taxes owed). However, if a company provides a written two-year commitment of equal funding, the credit becomes 90 percent. For a two-year commitment, companies need to reapply at the end of the first year. For more information, visit: www.newpa.com/eitc.
EITC contributions can be made on the district’s behalf by sending checks payable to:
First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania
201 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
For more information:
Visit the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program website at www.newpa.com/eitc.
Thank you to the following 2019-2020 EITC business donors that contributed a combined $18,000 to WASD!
- FNB Bank
- M&T Bank
- UPMC Health Plan
- Woodlands Bank
EITC Program Spotlight: A 'Virtual' Classroom
Imagine taking students across the globe or bringing to life landscapes from literature or giving them the ability to watch an atom split right in front of their eyes — all without leaving the classroom — or their seat, for that matter.
That’s exactly what Mr. Dan Woleslagle is doing with his sixth-grade students at Lycoming Valley Intermediate School.
Woleslagle has embedded virtual reality into his instruction and it’s offering an innovative way to bring lessons to life.
The devices are used across nearly every discipline from social studies to science. In addition to increased student engagement, the devices help to bring a stronger understanding of the theoretical through real-life application, while also increasing technical literacy skills.
The devices also are being used as a stronger research tool that connects with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts explored at higher grade levels that have the potential to feed into the Career and Technical Education Program at the high school.
[ Watch a WBRE story on this program. ]