32ºF

54 Va. schools receive funds for year-round instruction

photo
(Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Fifty-four schools in 10 districts will share $5.3 million in state funding to develop and implement year-round instructional programs.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the Extended School Year Grant Program awards Thursday.

The General Assembly created the program in 2012 in response to a Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission report on the effectiveness of year-round instruction in raising student achievement.

School divisions receiving funding are Bristol, Charlottesville, Henrico County, Loudoun County, Lynchburg, Manassas Park, Newport News, Petersburg, Radford and Roanoke.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.