OCS receives $16K grant for literacy program

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 16, 2010

­­Speaker of the House Seth Hammett and state Sen. Jimmy Holley announced at $16,000 state community services grant award to Opp City Schools.

The system will use the funds to purchase a technology literacy program that Opp Middle School teachers may use to incorporate technology skills into their math, science, language arts and social studies instructions.

“The need for increased emphasis on technology in all aspects of the curriculum comes at a time when education budgets are hurting,” Hammett said. “This grant will help Opp City Schools bring 21st Century tools to its students.”

Holley called the grant a lifeline for the tough budget year facing the school system.

“We are looking for every available resource for students in Opp and all of Covington County.”