After school opportunities for Lake
Elsinore Unified School District students will be discussed Wednesday during
the district’s governing board meeting.
First up on the meeting agenda is a $1.2 million grant the LEUSD is likely to approve. The district has been notified by the California Department of Education that it is a recipient of the After School Education & Safety Grant Program. Under the program, the more than $1 million in grant money is to be used for providing "safe and educationally enriching alternatives for children and youths during nonschool hours."
The award start date on the grant was July 1, 2013; it runs through June 30, 2014.
LEUSD staff is recommending the governing board accept the grant award that totals $1,212,150.
On Wednesday the governing board will also consider whether to spend $327,000 on the THINK Together program.
THINK Together has partnered with LEUSD to provide an extended learning time program at Canyon Lake and Terra Cotta Middle schools.
“The goal of the program is to offer selected students safe and engaging activities which contribute toward improving their academic performance and enhancing their health and wellness,” according to a LEUSD staff report recommending the board approve an agreement with THINK Together.
According to the staff report, THINK Together will serve up to 550 students each day, maintaining a student-to-staff ratio of no less than 25 to 1.
The mission statement of Santa Ana-based non-profit THINK Together is “to provide high quality academically oriented out-of-school programs for students regardless of race, creed, or socioeconomic status.”
To see the full agenda for Wednesday's 6 p.m. governing board meeting at LEUSD headquarters located at 545 Chaney St., click here.