Students in the Alton School District will have more before / after school and summer learning opportunities, thanks to a $1.2-million grant.  The 21st Century Community Learning Center grant was awarded to the district this week, and plans are underway to create two after-school program sites for K-8 students where they will receive free tutoring and participate in cultural and scientific enrichment activities each day. 

Those locations will be at Alton Middle School, and a grade school that is yet to be determined, according to Assistant Superintendent Kristie Baumgartner.  She says these programs will serve kids from all backgrounds.

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The grant will be spread over five years, with a first year award of $258,000.  Math and reading support will be the targeted focus for the academic end of the program, while the scientific and cultural enrichment components will be provided by others in the community.


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