Wellington After School Program receives $450,000 grant for 5 years of funding

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington USD 353 After School Director Cindy Tracy has procured a $450,000 grant that will be keep the program solvent for the next five years.The grant will go toward the expenses of running the program for students who may need more one-on-one homework instruction help or supervision after school.“This will guarantee at lest five years and perhaps more to a very worthy program that was becoming more difficult due to self imposed state budget restrictions,” said Wellington Superintendent Rick Weiss. The grant is funded through the Kansas State Department of Education.Tracy said she spent several hours preparing the grant. The after school program, held for 90 minutes after the conclusion of the regular school day, is held in the four elementary schools and the Wellington Middle School.Wellington implemented the program during the turn of the century and has stayed in operation, despite struggling with funding.With the additional funds, the new grant will allow the program an opportunity to be stronger.Tracy said the program will expand from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Also, there is the possibility of more scholarships offered to families of need, who may not be able to afford the tuition.“I think this is great,” said Jackie Berryman, Wellington School Board President. “Studies have shown that kids get in the most trouble during the hours right out of school when there are no parental supervision. Programs like this helps solve that problem.” Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +15 Vote up Vote down Paula Mortimer · 382 weeks ago Way to go Cindy Tracy!!!! Both of my girls went to the after school program and loved it! The homework help was an enormous help to my family. I knew that my kids were safe while I was at work and their home work was done everyday, so when we all got home we could enjoy our evenings. Thank you to all those that help with this much needed program. A big huge thank you to Cindy Tracy for going the extra mile and finding those fund so the program can continue! Report Reply 0 replies · active 382 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img