NIAGARA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS RECEIVE
PARENTS REACHING OUT FUNDING FROM PROVINCE
Twenty-seven Niagara Catholic elementary and secondary schools will share nearly $20,000 in funding from the Provincial government, through the Ministry of Education’s Parents Reaching Out grant program.
School councils are eligible to apply for the funding, which is to be used to support school-based initiatives to reach out to the school parent community.
The money used by Niagara Catholic schools will host parent summits, create parent resource libraries and pay for bullying prevention programs. A complete list of grants is attached.
“We are appreciative to the Ministry of Education for the nearly $20,000 in Parents Reaching Out grants that 27 of our Niagara Catholic elementary and secondary schools have received,” said Niagara Catholic Director of Education John Crocco. “The quality of applications submitted by our local Catholic School Councils is evidence of the strong link between home, school and parish and we are grateful to have that commitment recognized by the Province.”
Regional Catholic School Council Chair Laurel Allison agreed. “The success of these initiatives is a reflection of the genuine commitment of Catholic School Councils to the partnership of Home/School/Church within their school communities,” she said.
||John Crocco, Director of Education
||Jennifer Brailey, Manager of Board Services & Communications
||March 26, 2009