MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Grant money totaling $1.1 million was awarded to the Madison County School system to fund Pre-K programs, offering early schooling to 180 additional 4-year-olds.
“This is great news for Madison County Schools,” Superintendent Matt Massey said. “The research is clear that young children who participate in high quality pre-k programs enter school more ready to learn than others. The short term and long term effects point to higher grades, higher test scores and more opportunities for students.”
Massey said that Karen Jensen, Title I coordinator for Madison County Schools, deserves much of the credit for applying for the grants that were awarded this week. “Karen and her team worked very hard to make sure we made a great case to create opportunities for more students in Madison County Schools.”
Jensen said the grants will impact nine schools in the Madison County system. “Thanks to the expansion of Alabama’s pre-k program, an additional 180 children in Madison County Schools will now be able to receive pre-K services in nine schools,” said Jensen.
The nine schools to receive extra grants in the Madison County School system include:
- Hazel Green Elementary
- Lynn Fanning Elementary
- Madison County Elementary
- Madison Cross Roads Elementary
- Carmel Elementary
- New Hope Elementary
- New Market Elementary
- Owens Cross Roads
- Walnut Grove Elementary
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