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Grant to fund after-school programs

August 29, 2013
By ROBERT A. DEFRANK - Special to the Herald-Star , The Herald-Star

CADIZ - Harrison Hills City School District has been approved for a second 21st Century Grant of $ 1 million to continue after-school programs.

Superintendent Dana Snider said the grant for Harrison East Elementary was the same type received three years prior for programs at Harrison North Elementary. It will begin Sept. 30 and run until May 23.

"It is a five-day week program because the elementary schools have to provide 15 hours of after-school, whereas the middle school only had to provide 12 (hours). It's an exciting time. I hope to see it be a help for us to increase achievement for students, and also an after-school program," Snider said.

Ashley Duran will serve as director.

The after-school programs will focus on activities such as reading and math, as well as craft projects.

"It can be all grades. We're going to focus more on the intervention, reading and math, but there'll also be crafts, activities and fun," she said.

The five-year grant provides $200,000 yearly for the first three years.

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