Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)
|For Immediate Release|
|Friday, June 12, 2015|
Commissioner Announces $2.742 Million for Expanded Learning Time and Out-Of School Time Programs
MALDEN - Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester today announced $2.761 million in 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants to expand learning time in some districts and, in others, offer enrichment programs after school and during the summer. These grants, which are federally funded, will reach approximately 4,000 students in 12 school districts.
"Students from high-need communities need more learning time to close the achievement gap," said Governor Charlie Baker. "These grants will make that extra time possible, while encouraging reforms to improve the quality of instruction throughout the school day."
"I am happy to announce these grants, which will strengthen students academically through in-school and out-of-school programs," Commissioner Chester said. "I look forward to seeing how these offerings engage students in everything from engineering to character education."
The following are the grant recipients for FY16 and dollar amounts of each award. Additional grant applications remain under review.
New Sites for Expanded Learning Time grants:
New Bedford Public Schools* Gomes Elementary $267,500
Brockton Public Schools* Raymond K-5 $387,000
Salem Public Schools* Bowditch K-5 $281,500
Fall River Public Schools* Letourneau Elementary $285,000
New Sites for Out-of-School Time grants:
The Collaborative for Educational Services Sheffield (grades 2-5) (Montague) $140,000
YWCA Malden Ferryway School $140,000
Framingham Public Schools Fuller Middle $140,000
South Shore Stars JFK Elementary (Randolph) $140,000
Community Day Care of Lawrence, Inc. Alexander B. Bruce School $140,000
Boston Public Schools* Thomas Kenny K-5 School $140,000
North Adams Public Schools Colegrove Park Elementary $140,000
Leominster Public Schools Samoset Middle $140,000
New Bedford Public Schools* Hannigan Elementary $120,804
Salem Public Schools* Bates Elementary $140,000
Brockton Public Schools* Baker Elementary $140,000
*Applicant submitted a proposal that included requests for funding for both ELT and OST sites.
For more information on 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants, please see http://www.doe.mass.edu/21cclc/.