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08/13 Dunleith Elementary Awarded $1.0 M 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grant

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Contact: Marietta City Schools Public Relations Department
770-422-3500 ext. 231

Release August 13, 2014

Dunleith Elementary Awarded $1.0 M
21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grant

MARIETTA, GA – Dunleith Elementary School and Communities in Schools (CIS) is selected by the State Board of Education (SBOE) to receive the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant. The first year’s award of $211,696 was approved by the SBOE with four additional years of funding based on successful implementation for a projected total grant award of $1,048,792.
Dunleith Elementary School, in collaboration with CIS, applied for the grant to fund an extended day and summer instructional program entitled “Moving in a “Pod”sitive Direction.” The purpose of this academic program is to provide additional core content instruction while incorporating technology tools, and physical and wellness activities. It is open to 125 second - fifth grade students selected based on the criteria of not meeting state and district assessment (MAP and CRCT) requirements. In addition, parents will receive training and guidance (13 hours) on how to raise highly capable children and make connections with other parents in order to build a community of learners.
“The CCLC grant will give us the necessary funds to bring all of our students up to a higher level of academic excellence in mathematics and reading,” said Dr. Nikea Hurt, Dunleith Elementary School Principal. “Our school appreciates the support of Communities in Schools, as we share in this common goal. I expect to see our students’ measured growth as we begin to execute our program.”