Fulton schools receive grant
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 6:00 pm
The Messenger 01.30.13
Fulton Independent School District has been awarded a 21st Century Grant which will be available for students in grades 3-8 for the upcoming school year.
The competitive grant awards the district $150,000 for the first three years, with schools then able to apply for a continuation for up to two additional years. The total for the grant is $750,000.
A spokesman said faculty and staff are excited to partner with local businesses and colleges to supply educational programs for students at Fulton City Schools.
The program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.