Kiwanians hear about after school program

Superintendent Joe Taylor

Superintendent Joe Taylor

Superintendent Joe Taylor and his project coordinators and directors for the new after school program, Dr Bobbi Dawson, Michele Carter, Dee Brock, and Cindy Richards,were the guest speakers when the Chipley Kiwanis Club met Tuesday.

Dr Bobbi Dawson

Dr Bobbi Dawson

The Washington County School District 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) will provide after-school programs at Kate M. Smith Elementary (KMS) and Vernon Elementary (VES) serving grades 3-5. The primary goal of the program is to provide students with academic skills which will prepare them to become college and career ready by means of improving academic performance, assisting students in meeting state student standards in core academic subjects, providing opportunities to engage in a multitude of activities, and keeping parents involved in the educational plans of the students by providing educational services to the families of participating students.

Program activities are as follows: Science, Mathematics, English/Language Arts enrichment; STEM, Nutrition/Fitness, Homework Assistance, along with Parent Involvement Activities. The project will serve 250 students total at the two schools during the regular school year/3 hours per day (M-Fri), 175 days/35 weeks. The $500,000.00 grant program starts now so submit your application if you’re interested