Daily Gazette

Around 650 elementary school students will head back to class Monday for a four-week long summer enrichment program, an initiative district officials hope will go districtwide next year.

The program – hosted at Paige, Pleasant Valley and Martin Luther King elementary schools – will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday through Aug. 4, with lessons and activities blending academics, arts and recreation. Kids will receive transportation and three meals during the program.

At the heart of the summer program are two prime goals: offer parents a place to send their kids over the summer, and work to stanch the “summer slide” that disproportionately sets low-income students back during the summer, as their wealthier peers continue to progress academically.

Read the Daily Gazette story, published on July 8 2017 here.

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