RCSD awarded $7 million grant for after-school programs

The Rochester City School District received a state grant for more than $7 million for its after-school programs. (Logo: Rochester City School District)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - The Rochester City School District received a state grant for more than $7 million for its after-school programs.

Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams announced the $7,080,000 award Friday.

The Empire State After-School Grant is broken into five annual awards of $1,416,000, starting this year. The grant is funding through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS).

“Children in after-school programming often see an increase in academic performance and improved classroom behavior, and parents have the peace of mind that their children are in a safe place while they are at work,” Deane-Williams said.

The award will go to the school district for up to five years. The district worked with the Greater Rochester After-School Alliance to request the grant.

These funds will provide after-school programming for approximately 1,000 students in the district, specifically atJames P.B. Duffy School No. 12, Henry Hudson School No. 28, Pinnacle School No. 35, Abelard Reynolds School No. 42, Helen Barrett Montgomery School No. 50, Edison Career & Technology High School, Vanguard Collegiate High School, and Rochester International Academy.

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