Washington, D.C.– Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today congratulated Flowing Wells Unified School District on a new $438,954 award from the Department of Education. The money comes through the Full Service Community Schools Program,which provides academic community partnerships and other support services to elementary and secondary schools.
The funds were disbursed Oct. 1, and the same amount will be awarded Oct. 1 in each of the next four following years. The Full Service Community Schools Program is funded under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Several Flowing Wells schools, including Flowing Wells Junior High, Centennial, Homer Davis, Laguna and Walter Douglas Elementary School will take part in the program.
Program initiatives will include:
· Partnering with local organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tucson, Flowing Wells Extension Programs, Inc. and the National Community Education Association
· Offering mentoring and academic tutoring
· Community service and service learning opportunities
· Adult education, including GED and ESL instruction
· Remedial education and academic enrichment activities
· Parental engagement activities
“Education plays a crucial role in helping students and their families overcome the challenges of poverty,” Grijalva said in congratulating the district. “Providing comprehensive educational and community service opportunities for these students is a public investment that will benefit the entire city. This grant recognizes the value of education in the truest sense, and I congratulate the District for receiving this award.”
For more information, please contact Dr. Nicholas Clement of Flowing Wells School District at (520) 696-8801.