30 W.Va. Schools Receive $300,000 for Reading Programs
Posted: April 02, 2007
CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Thirty West Virginia schools have been awarded $10,000 each to fund summer reading programs for at-risk children in kindergarten through fourth grade.
The grants are available through WV READS, which was formed as a result of legislation passed in 1998 to ensure that all public school students are reading at grade level in elementary school.
Reading is the single most important skill that children need to be successful is school and in life," said state Superintendent of Schools Steve Paine. "These grants will allow counties and schools to help those children who are the most vulnerable and in need of the most help.
The schools receiving grants are: Barbour County Philippi Elementary; Fayette Meadow Bridge Elementary, Scarbro Elementary; Grant Petersburg Elementary; Greenbrier Crichton Elementary, Greenbrier County Schools; Harrison Wilsonburg Elementary; Kanawha Alban Elementary, Bridgeview Elementary, Holz Elementary; Marion Barrackville Elementary; Marshall Cameron Elementary, McNinch Elementary; McDowell Anawalt Elementary, Berwind Elementary, Bradshaw Elementary, Fall River Elementary; Iaeger Elementary, Kimball Elementary, War Elementary, Welch Elementary; Mercer Brushfork Elementary; Mineral Elk Garden Elementary; Monongalia Brookhaven Elementary; Monroe Mountain View Elementary, Peterstown Elementary; Raleigh Stratton Elementary; Wayne Kenova Elementary; Wood Franklin Elementary, Jefferson Center.
For more information, contact Kathy Knighton, coordinator of the WV READS program, at (304) 558-2696 or the Communications Office at (340) 558-2699.