McCracken Schools Awarded $1.1 Million in Grants
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The Kentucky Department of Education has awarded McCracken County Public Schools more than $1.1 million over five years for before- and after school programs at Reidland Middle and Heath Middle schools.

Heath Middle School will start a new program in the fall funded by $675,000 for staff costs, equipment and supplies. Reidland Middle School will receive $490,000 to continue their existing after school program.

The two grants awarded this year bring the total number of 21st Century programs in McCracken County schools to six: Reidland Intermediate and Middle, Heath Elementary and Middle, Hendron-Lone Oak Elementary and McCracken County High School. 

The McCracken County Cooperative Extension Office and the West Kentucky Community & Technical College serve as partners with all six programs. The McCracken County Cooperative Extension/4-H office helped develop the services offered by the schools and roughly 15 community partners. 

21st Century Community Learning Center grants are federal grants awarded and managed at the state level, and are the largest grants awarded by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Published 09:44 AM, Tuesday Apr. 05, 2016
Updated 10:05 AM, Tuesday Apr. 05, 2016

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