Three Area School Districts Receive Grants for After School Programs

The Iowa Department of Education today awarded nearly $6 million in competitive grants to 67 Iowa schools to create, expand and sustain high-quality before-and-after school programs that support families and advance student achievement in partnership with community organizations. Three area school districts that benefit from this grant are Danville, Mediapolis, and Ottumwa.

“By expanding access to before- and after-school programs grounded in evidence-based best practices, Learning Beyond the Bell grants will support improved student achievement, strong attendance, and positive behaviors,” said Iowa Department of Education Director McKenzie Snow.