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Announcements: SCCPSS and City of Savannah To Work Together to Expand Afterschool and Summer Learning Opportunities


SCCPSS and City of Savannah To Work Together to Expand Afterschool and Summer Learning Opportunities 



SCCPSS and City of Savannah will work together to help children.

SCCPSS Superintendent Dr. Thomas Lockamy joined Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson at City Hall on Tuesday to sign a memorandum of understanding between the City of Savannah and Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools (SCCPS) to expand afterschool and summer learning opportunities in Savannah.  School Board President Jolene Byrne along with Board Representatives Larry Lower and Cornelia Hall joined with Chief Academic Officer Dr. Ann Levett at the ceremony in support of the MOU.


The MOU will begin the partnership between the two agencies.   The partnership consists of a shared vision for afterschool and summer learning guided by a multi-year, community-wide summer learning action plan that includes defined goals and strategies and aligns with education and out-of-school time priorities.  As an active partner in the program, the City will contribute needed support services and resources to the learning centers program, such as utilization of City-owned facilities and assistance in hiring staff for youth programming.  Schools Superintendent Dr. Thomas Lockamy says, "This is the perfect opportunity for us to work together for the betterment of our children."


21st Century currently operates 19 after school programs within various schools in Savannah and Chatham County (15 elementary, 3 middle and 2 high schools), a renewed partnership will demonstrate high-level municipal leadership engagement for increasing learning opportunities for disadvantaged youth during the summer months and a commitment to collaboration among city, school and community agencies.  School Board President Jolene Byrne says, "This gives us an opportunity to help out those families, keep those children safe and off the street.  We don't just provide homework help and sports activities, but we provide meals so that the children don't go home hungry."


Created at 12/16/2015 2:09 PM  by Sheila Blanco 
Last modified at 12/16/2015 2:10 PM  by Sheila Blanco