BOE Presentation Details Effects Of After School Program

  • 10/15/2019 4:03:10 PM
  • Seth Byrd
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH- During the Mansfield City Schools Board meeting Tuesday night, the board received an update on the district’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, which provides after-school academic opportunities for middle school students.

Dr. Holly Christie, Mansfield City Schools Director of Student Support Programs, gave a presentation on the impact that the grant has made on the students. 

"We have career tech options such as cosmotology, art club, forge and fires, which is an interesting one," said Christie."It's a really good support for our middle school students, so that they can have something to do after school that can help them to raise their achievement during the school day."

Christie said that the program is also a good opportunity for the school systems teachers because the teachers can work with students but also gain some professional development.

The school system received a grant in 2018 for $850,000 dollars over the next five years. The grant partnered Mansfield City Schools and the North End Community Improvement Collaborative to help improve academic performance for at risk middle school students. 

The school system has over one hundred students in the academic, social and career clubs that serve 7th and 8th grade students in the district. 

Christie said that the first year was tough, because they had to build everything from the beginning. 




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