Over $312,000 Awarded to GCS in 21st Century Grant

The purpose of Tennessee's federally funded Title Programs are to support local school districts to improve teaching and learning for students in high-poverty schools, in order to support  these students in meeting the state's challenging content and performance standards.

The 21st Century Community Learning Center grant award will provide after school tutoring, enrichment programs, credit recovery, and summer school programming for all schools that receive Title I funding. Schools that will receive this grant funding include: Highland Elementary, Hal Henard Elementary, Tusculum View Elementary, Greeneville Middle School, and Greeneville High School.

Mr. Ken Fay (former GCS Federal Projects Director), along with Tamara Wilcox (GCS Federal Accountant), worked with a system-wide team of 15 to 20 educators to research and write the grant proposal that secured the 21st Century grant award.

"We are excited to be able provide these vital programs and services for our students through the 21st Century Grant program,” says Steve Starnes, Director of Schools.  “I would like to give special recognition to Ken Fay for leading the effort that secured the grant”.