Several Henderson County Schools Grant Recipients
Bill Stephens, Web Editor
March 16th, 2017
Several Henderson County Schools have recently received grants from local organizations and state and federal programs to help with services and programs.
Bend Gate Elementary School and Jefferson Elementary School each received $2,000 from International Paper to purchase library books for their kindergarten through second grade students to use in each school’s media center.
The Child Nutrition program received an $18,693 Equipment Assistance grant from the Kentucky Department of Education to replace an oven at South Heights Elementary.
A. B. Chandler Elementary School was awarded a continuation of the Read to Achieve grant that equates to $200,000 over the next four years, at $50,000 each year. The Kentucky Read to Achieve (KY RTA) Program was designed to identify and provide intensive reading intervention programs to struggling readers within primary grades.
Thelma B. Johnson Early Learning Center was awarded a 21st Century grant. The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program provides academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high–poverty and low-performing schools, to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects, such as reading, math and science. This is the first time that a 21st Century grant has been awarded to a preschool center and is one of only four new 21st Century grants awarded in the state this year. The grant equates to $675,000 over five years.