Grants awarded to Bracken County Schools

Christy Howell-Hoots - [email protected]

BROOKSVILLE — The Bracken County School District recently received two grants to assist with literacy and preschool.

Bracken County Schools Superintendent Jeff Aulick said one grant, the Bring Your Own Books literacy grant, will total $750,000 over three years.

The grant will provide resources for the media center/library, technology and books for students to take home. It will also cover professional development for staff and provide for a position to promote literacy in the school district, according to Aulick.

“It’s a win for everyone,” he said. “It’s pretty exciting.”

A second grant received by the district was the Preschool Partnership grant, which is awarded to schools partnering with head start programs.

The grant will allow for $300,000 total to help with preschool programs. The preschool program will partner with the Head Start program, according to Aulick.

“We’ll work with Head Start and plan with them,” he said.

Aulick said he is pleased the district received the grants.

“We’ve been blessed with several grants,” he said. “We’re all really excited.”

The board of education also approved a bus purchase.

“This is something we do every year,” he said. “We try to rotate out our old buses with new buses.”

Other items discussed during the meeting included:

— Capital funds request.

— Change order for the Bracken County High School bathroom project.

— Students of the month and art students of the month.

Christy Howell-Hoots

[email protected]