School districts are always looking for ways to raise money and in many cases receive grants. While applying for a grant can be challenging, the Madison School District has been awarded a $660,000 stipend to enhance its afterschool activities.
Both Kennedy Elementary School and Madison Junior High School will be the recipients of a $660,000 grant for their after school programs.
“If we didn’t have this grant funding we wouldn’t be able to offer our after school programs, the district resources are extremely tight when it come s to the maintenance and operations” said Janet Goodliffe the Grants Administrator for the Madison School District.
The district will receive $150,000 a year for the next 5 years.
“Kennedy and the Jr. high were chosen partially because of the poverty level that the school has, also because of the willingness of the administrators to run it, it is extra pressure on the administration and their staff to run an after school program” continued Goodliffe.
The after school program is free for all students.
A snack will also be provided daily for the students participating in the program.
“They’ve been really pleased, especially our junior high, we haven’t had a Jr. High program for a number of years and we’re really excited about having that new program. Some of the things we’ll be offering there is an ATV safety class, tennis, golf, all kinds of things for the students there to explore” said Goodliffe.
The after school program will start on September 4th.
For more information on district 321’s after school programs click here.