ROYERSFORD – June 4, 2019 Sen. Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) announced that Coatesville Area School District is a grantee of a $400,000 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant.

Kings Highway Elementary, a school within the Coatesville School District and in Muth’s 44th Senatorial District, will receive a portion of the funding to support academic enrichment programs.

“It is fantastic that Kings Highway will be able to create and support non-school hour programs through these CCLC grants,” said Muth. “Not only will this funding serve to enrich academics outside of normal school hours, it will also support programs that will provide safe and fun activities for children in our community. The students at Kings Highway deserve this opportunity.”

The grants are administered through the Pennsylvania Department of Education with the intent of assisting high-poverty and low performing Title I schools. The funding is used to implement non-school hour academic enrichment programs that can help students meet state standards for reading, science, and math.

“21st Century Learning Center grants provide critical investments for communities to expand educational opportunities for students and families,” Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said.  “This year’s recipients were selected with an emphasis on improving educational equity and expanding the geographic reach of Pennsylvania’s programs.  As a result, more students across the state will have access to wellness, literacy, and career and technical education programs, among others.”

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