October 4, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – Statement From Congressman Tom Reed:
Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $671,522 grant to provide the Hornell City School District with funding to improve literacy skills in students.
“We care about ensuring our children have a fair chance to receive a quality education,” Tom said. “This grant enables our local schools to fund projects which promote literacy and encourage children to read.”
“The Hornell City School District is grateful to be a recipient of this grant aimed on improving literacy within the school,” said Superintendent of Hornell City School District, Jeremy Palotti. “ The grant is focused on supporting students and teachers in grades PK-3 through providing resources, professional development, staff in the way of a librarian and through boots on the ground literacy support through a literacy coach. We believe that a key component for success in life lives within the ability to read well, write well, speak well, and to think critically.
“This grant is aimed to focus on these components with our youngest of learners within our district to give them the best foundation possible for success later in school and in life! We look forward to reporting on the success stories written in the Hornell City School District as a result of this award,” Palotti concluded.
The U.S. Department of Education provides grants through the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) Program in order to promote the development of literacy skills in American communities. IAL grants may be used to develop and enhance effective school library programs as well as provide early literacy services.