Aug 09 2005

Graham Announces $742,000 for Lancaster County School District

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Lancaster County School District will receive two federal grants for more than $742,000. They will receive a $492,423 grant to support the Lancaster County GEAR UP program. GEAR UP is a national grant program to support early college preparation and awareness activities for low-income students. Lancaster County School District will provide a comprehensive network of services including tutoring, college awareness workshops, enhanced guidance, parent workshops, field trips to colleges and universities, and a scholarship program funded by a private foundation. The school district will also receive a $250,441 grant to provide professional development for arts educators. The funds will be used to support professional development programs in elementary and secondary schools for music, dance, drama, media arts, visual arts, and other arts programs. Both grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####