Local afterschool programs receive grants

Two local middle schools were awarded grants for afterschool programs.

McCracken County Public Schools says it was awarded more than $1.1 million by the Kentucky Department of Education.

The money will be spend over five years for afterschool programs at Reidland Middle and Heath Middle School.

At Heath Middle School, $675,000 will be used for a new program in the fall. The money will cover staff costs, equipment, and supplies.

At Reidland Middle School, $490,000 will be used to help continue its afterschool program.

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