Cloverdale Schools awarded $175,000

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale School Corporation has been awarded $175,000 from the Indiana Department of Education.

The funds were made available as a grant from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program, it was announced Tuesday.

Superintendent Greg Linton said Cloverdale Schools will use the grant for the Knoy Center. The funds will be continued for up to four years, depending on annual reviews and successful program implementation, which would bring total funding for Cloverdale Schools to $700,000.

A total of 75 schools applied, but only 57 have received grants ranging from $75,000 to $325,000, making a total of $10.3 million available to schools that provide extracurricular academic programming.

“Students spend more time out of school than in our classrooms,” Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s superintendent of public instruction, said. “That is why it is essential that we support organizations that provide enriching academic programming to Hoosier students. I am honored to recognize this important work today by awarding more than $10 million in 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program grant funding to 57 high quality out-of-school time organizations.”

Indiana’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers aim to increase access to high-quality non-school hour programming across the state for students in low performing and high-poverty schools.

Centers provide a range of high-quality services to support student learning and development, including academic enrichment, tutoring and mentoring, and homework help, as well as music, arts, sports and cultural activities. They also offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program is an out-of-school time initiative authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act and reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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