Parishville-Hopkinton getting $174,000 to create afterschool program
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 2:37 pm

Parishville-Hopkinton is getting $174,400 to launch an afterschool program through Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office said the cash is part of an effort to bring afterschool programming to high-needs districts.

"Research shows that children who participate in quality afterschool programs have higher school attendance, academic achievement, and are less likely to be involved in risky behaviors during the afterschool hours," Cuomo's office said in a prepared statement.

First announced in January as part of the Governor's 2018 State of the State, funding was enacted in the 2018-2019 Budget allowing districts to receive five-year grants of $1,600 per student. Districts must adopt quality indicators assessing environment, staff-to-student interaction and student outcomes, the governor's office said.