Tri-Town schools get $65,000 in grants for summer school

Jun 25, 2021

Tri-Town schools were awarded funding grants from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on June 25 that will help provide additional class time over the summer for students impacted by covid that require supplemental math and literacy instruction.

“This was a particularly difficult period of time for our K-12 students, and I hope that these added resources will help students that may have had difficulty adjusting during the past year-and-a-half,” said Rep. Bill Straus (D-Mattapoisett).

Thanks to the Accelerated Academy Grant Program, Marion and Mattapoisett are set to receive grants of $14,000. Rochester will receive $16,500, and Old Rochester will receive $20,500.

Under the program, acceleration academies will benefit from limited class sizes and are expected to run one week each.