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Mill Creek Elementary Awarded Summer Reading Literacy Grant

19 rural districts are receiving the summer literacy grants, which can be used to create, develop, and implement summer learning initiatives that support literacy education and improve student outcomes in English Language Arts and literacy during the summer months.

The Georgia Department of Education is awarding a total of $241,900 to rural school districts to help them expand access to summer literacy programs.


Nineteen rural districts are receiving the summer literacy grants, which can be used to create, develop, and implement summer learning initiatives that support literacy education and improve student outcomes in English Language Arts and literacy during the summer months.

Bulloch County’s Mill Creek Elementary School is among the recipients, landing $10,000.

For example, districts may choose to increase or extend their media center’s summer hours; provide books and resources to families; offer parent engagement workshops on literacy skills; or link summer book clubs or contests to their summer nutrition programs.

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, awarded districts have the flexibility to use their funds for activities this summer or during summer 2021.

“Providing opportunities for continued reading and literacy learning during the summer months is essential,” Superintendent Woods said. “These funds will help school districts reach their students where they are and provide ways to keep reading and learning all summer long.”

The grants are part of GaDOE’s broader Partnership for Rural Growth initiative, which seeks to expand the resources available to public school districts in rural Georgia.

All eligible school districts were given the opportunity to apply for the summer literacy funding. For the purposes of the grant, a rural school district is any district currently eligible for funding under the federal Rural Education Achievement Program.

Districts Awarded Funding​

District School Funding Amount
Baldwin County Lakeview Academy $10,000
Baldwin County Midway Hills Primary School $10,000
Baldwin County Baldwin High School $10,000
Baldwin County Lakeview Primary School $10,000
Bleckley County Bleckley County Elementary School $10,000
Brantley County Brantley County Middle School $10,000
Brooks County North Brooks Elementary School $10,000
Brooks County Brooks County Middle School $9,300
Brooks County Quitman Elementary School $10,000
Bulloch County Mill Creek Elementary School $10,000
Burke County Waynesboro Primary School; Blakeney Elementary School; SGA Elementary School $10,000
Dooly County Dooly County K-8 School; Dooly County High School $10,000
Dublin City Susie Dasher Elementary School $10,000
Echols County Echols County K-8 School $10,000
Grady County Whigham School $10,000
Glascock County Glascock County Elementary School; Glascock County Middle/High School $10,000
Jasper County Jasper County Primary School $10,000
Jefferson County Jefferson County Middle School $9,800
Madison County Comer Elementary School $5,500
Madison County Danielsville Elementary School $2,300
Madison County Ila Elementary School $9,900
Meriwether County Mountain View Elementary School; Unity Elementary School; George E. Washington Elementary School $10,000
Montgomery County Montgomery County Elementary School $10,000
Talbot County Central Elementary-High School $5,100
Taliaferro County Taliaferro County School $10,000
Thomaston-Upson County Upson Lee Primary School $10,000

Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com.

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