At its July 6 meeting, the Central Lee Community School District Board of Education approved a new after-school program for K-6 students.
Hawk’s Place will provide after-school academic support, physical activities and enrichment opportunities. The district plans to make the program free for Central Lee students for the next two school years, leveraging federal CARES Act funding to provide the service. The district will actively seek additional funding for programming beyond the 2022-23 school year.
“As an elementary school parent myself, I am excited to see another level of programming be made available for the children in our community,” said Dr. Andy Crozier, Central Lee Superintendent. “Rural school districts like ours do not always have access to high-quality after-school programs for elementary students. Hawk’s Place helps meet that need while also helping us achieve a key objective of our strategic plan.”
Central Lee will develop and share more details over the next three weeks while also hiring personnel to support Hawk’s Place. The after-school coordinator position is posted to the public, with the application window closing Friday, July 9.
“Providing a safe and supportive environment for students is the mission of Hawk’s Place,” said Heather Fuger, Principal of Central Lee Elementary School. “We are excited for students to have this after-school opportunity to build positive relationships with staff and other students. Through purposeful learning activities, we will strive to enhance each child’s school experience. We will also utilize community partnerships to provide engaging enrichment activities.”
More information will be posted in August as the district prepares for the 2021-22 school year. Individuals interested in employment with Hawk’s Place should contact Heather Fuger at 319-835-9510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.