Cumberland Elementary School (CCES) was one of 51 schools in Virginia to receive a 21st Century Community Learning Grant for the 2020-2021 school year. Grants ranged from $50,000 to $200,000. CCES was awarded the maximum amount of $200,000. The purpose of the grant is to allow schools, faith-based organizations, or community groups to provide students with tutoring and enrichment activities that complement regular academic programs.
CCES will have programs and activities before and after school, during school breaks, on Saturdays, and during summer vacation. Educational services will also be provided for families of participating children. The program is scheduled to begin in September, and parents will be notified of the dates and times of activities.
Dr. Chip Jones, Superintendent of Cumberland County Public School, stated: “We are excited about the opportunities and partnerships the funding will provide to benefit the students and families of CCES.”
Dr. Chip Jones, Superintendent of CuCPS, is excited about the elementary school being awarded a 21st Century Grant.