DCF secretary to give Lawrence school district $262K grant for reading program

The Lawrence school district has learned that it will receive a $262,200 grant from the Kansas Department for Children and Families to fund the district’s participation in the Kansas Reading Roadmap, Lawrence Superintendent Anthony Lewis said at Monday’s school board meeting.

The Kansas Reading Roadmap is a partnership between DCF and local school districts that couples the after-school, summer and family-engagement programs DCF funds for low-income families with innovative education programming designed to promote literacy among kindergarten through third-grade students.

The grant will provide summer reading opportunities as well as after-school programs that provide targeted reading practice and child care at Kennedy, Pinckney and Schwegler elementary schools.

Lewis said DCF Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel would formally announce the grant and share more details on the after-school and reading programs at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Pinckney Elementary, 810 W. Sixth St.


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