School System to Expand Extended Learning Program This School Year

Fentress County Schools has announced that they will be expanding their extended learning program this school year thanks to the receipt of additional grant monies.

In the past the program was available only at South Fentress and York Elementary Schools. Now, thanks to a larger grant, the program will be made available at Pine Haven Elementary, as well as at Allardt Elementary.

Each School will be accepting 20 applicants, which means that a total of 80 students county wide will be able to benefit from this program.

The Extended Learning Program is intented to assist students who need extra assistance with their school work, or whose parents are working and unable to pick them up or to be home when school dismisses at 3 p.m. “This program will help us have fewer latch-key kids in the county who are home by themselves waiting for Mom and Dad to get home from work,” said Director of Schools Mike Jones. “We’re very pleased to be able to offer this program to twice as many kids this year, and in the coming years.”

The Extended Learning Program will offer additional hours both before and after school for participating students, operating from 7-8 a.m. and from 3-5 p.m. on school days. The program is available to all elementary school children 1st grade – 8th grade.

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