Campbell County Schools receive over $1 million in grant funding | Schools
CAMPBELL, COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - In a time of looming budget cuts, Campbell County School District has found a bright spot. On January 15, the Kentucky Department of Education announced that Campbell County School District has received four out of forty-one 21st Century Learning Grants awarded state-wide.
The total grant amount, consisting of $1.8 million dollars to be dispersed over the course of three years, will be used to fund four 21st Century Community Learning Centers housed at Campbell County Middle School, Cline Elementary School, Campbell Ridge Elementary School and Crossroads Elementary School.
The 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs are designed to provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for children in order to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects; to offer students a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs and promote youth development; and to offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. Each program will offer academic services provided aligned with the district’s curriculum in the core subject areas. Children’s Collaborative of Alexandria, Kentucky served as a co-applicant in each grant proposal and a wide-range of community agencies signed on as partners in support of the grant opportunity.
“Opportunities such as this are few and far between in a time of economic downturn,” said Campbell superintendent, Glen Miller. “These grants will allow us to provide extra enrichment and support to many children. I applaud our staff for seeking additional funding revenue. We are truly committed to doing whatever it takes for our students.”
The three-year grant funding cycle will go in effect for summer learning programs to begin at each of the funded schools in July, 2013. The after-school learning programs will begin at each funded school in August, 2013.