$600K grant helps school district expand after-school program

$600K grant helps school district expand after-school program

$600K grant helps school district expand after-school program

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 9 at 3:18 PM

TWIN FALLS -- A rural school district in southern Idaho is expanding its before- and after-school program thanks to a five-year grant.

The Times-News reports the Murtaugh School District was awarded a $600,000 grant from 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The money will allow the district to expand its after-school program from two days to four days a week.

Superintendent Michele Capps says the program is important because there's no place else for kids to go. About 120 students attend the before- and after-school programs in Murtaugh. They participate in crafts, play games, work on homework and get tutoring help when needed.

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