Covington County officials have received word that two schools in the district have been awarded a 21st Century Learning Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
The federal government has awarded a joint 3-year, 200,000 dollars per year grant to Florala Middle and WS Harlan Elementary.
The funds will be earmarked for the creation of community learning centers whose purpose is to provide after-school enrichment classes.
Florala Middle School Principal, Rodney Drish, says it is a dream come true. “I run a pretty tight ship, and I plan to do the same for the after school program. We can guarantee parents that their children will do their homework and then come 5:30 it's family time at home.”
New Brockton elementary and the high school in Coffee County have also received grant monies for the after-school program.