Governor McAuliffe Awards Extended School Year Planning and Start-Up Grants to 13 School Divisions
Created by the 2013 General Assembly in response to an October 2012 Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) report on the effectiveness of year-round school programs in raising student achievement, especially among historically under-performing student subgroups, The Extended School Year Grant Program will support the development and implementation of year-round instructional programs in 29 schools in 13 school divisions. The program authorized “up to $1 million during 2014-2015 and $2.4 million during 2015-2016 for start-up grants.”
For the 2014-2015 school year, the Galex, Henrico, and Petersburg counties have been awarded funding.
Gloucester, Coochland, and Roanoke counties have been awarded; implementation is set to begin for the 2015-2016 school year.
Other counties have been award grant funds to begin developing an extended school-year program or to continue funding existing schools.
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