Wareham Public Schools to receive $75k grant
Wareham Public Schools has been selected to receive a $75,000 grant award for After-School and Out-of-School Time Quality Enhancements, according to State Sen. Marc Pacheco’s announcement on April 6.
According to Pacheco’s press release: “The ASOST Quality Enhancement Program is a statewide educational initiative designed to enhance the academic, physical, social, and emotional wellness of school-age youth during the school year, before-school, after-school, during vacation/summer, and via remote learning enrichment.”
The grants can provide support for school districts by covering costs related to covid-19 safety protocol compliance, promoting family engagement, serving students with disabilities, supporting students learning English and providing quality enhancement materials and supplies.
“The covid-19 pandemic has forced academic community members throughout the Commonwealth — students, parents, teachers, and administrators — to withstand major disruptions and overcome significant challenges,” said Pacheco. “These valuable grant resources will help provide better quality services for Wareham students and I am proud to have supported their inclusion in the Fiscal Year 2021 budget enacted by the legislature last session.”