Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Newburgh school district lands $7 million after-school grant

NEWBURGH – Secondary school students attending the Newburgh Enlarged City School District are going to benefit from a more than $7 million state grant – $1.4 million annually for five years – from the Empire State After-School Program.

The district will partner with community organizations to provide students with a variety of programs to promote healthy behaviors and boost academic performance, said Schools Superintendent Dr. Roberto Padilla.

“This gives us an opportunity to provide them with a structured learning environment after school, allow them to get remedial support if that is what they need, but also enrichments,” Padilla said. “We want students, who maybe don’t even know they have a knack or have talent in a particular area, whether that be the arts or coding or computer science, or financial literacy, this is a real opportunity to expose students in an after-school program.”

About 1,000 secondary students will be targeted in the program, which is expected to start during this academic year.


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