Grant could secure tutoring opportunities

Early indications are that additional grant funding might be available that would allow the Warren County School District to continue it’s current after-school offerings.

The 21st Century Community Learning Center program is in effect at sites throughout the district, providing enrichment options for students in grades 3-5 as well as some tutoring offerings.

The three year grant that originally funded the program expires later this year and the board has spent some time in recent months discussing possible tutoring options for next school year.

According to Interim Director of Pupil Services Ruth Nelson, information about the grant will be released by the state this fall. She said that “every indication at the conference we were at” is that there “would be a continuation of tutoring funds.”

She cautioned the board on Monday that the grade levels of this potential grant were not detailed and the program might be designed differently that it currently looks but she was “told to expect we would be awarded.”

Nelson said administration will have to “bring it back to you (board) with a proposal for the fall and how we are going to handle that.”

The program is currently held at Allegheny Valley Elementary School, Sugar Grove Elementary School, Tidioute Community Charter School, Youngsville Elementary/Middle School and Warren Area Elementary Center. Approximately 130 students participate at the five sites, with 70 of those students at WAEC.