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Press Release

Contact: Rebecca Hallmark


Garner ISD

2222 Garner School Road

Weatherford, TX 76088



Garner ISD will implement high quality after-school and summer programs.


Weatherford, Texas – Garner Independent School District has been selected as a
preliminary awardee to receive more than $2.2 million over the next 5 years to
support after-school and summer programming in the district. The expected
annual budget for the program is around $450,000 to include staff salaries,
supplies and materials, technology, professional development, and travel.

Early in June, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced Garner ISD as one of
the recipients of the Nita M. Lowey 21 st Century Community Learning Center grant
– among the most coveted grants in the state and country. The district will start
providing services to students in August and run through the 2023-2024 school
year. The district still must go through additional processes with TEA before the
award is finalized.

“We are thrilled to have been selected for this very competitive grant,” Garner
ISD Superintendent Rebecca Hallmark said. “This funding we will receive to run
these programs will impact our school district, students, and parents in the
immediate future and for years to come. The Garner community will benefit from
what we will be able to offer our children and families.”

This grant is intended to provide students in the district the opportunity to attend
high quality activities after school that focus on homework help, tutoring, sports
and recreation, hands on learning, creative and performing arts, STEM activities,
and much more in a safe and productive learning environment.

The program also includes parental and family involvement activities that build on
the local community, while also integrating career and college preparedness.

The Nita M. Lowey 21 st CCLC program is the largest out-of-school program in the
nation, serving more than 1.5 million students across the country. It is part of the
US Department of Education’s interagency initiatives to improve educational
opportunities for students. The program is intended to help students meet state
and local academic standards in core academic subjects.

The district will begin registration for the after school program for students
enrolled at Garner ISD. A table will be setup at the Back to School Bash and more
information will be posted on our website and Facebook pages.