We are excited to announce that over 60 FSSD families attending Franklin Elementary, Poplar Grove Elementary and Middle, and Liberty Elementary will now be able to access the MAC program on a sliding scale and with scholarships, thanks to a 3-year, $240,693 Lottery for Education: Afterschool Programs (LEAPs) grant.
MAC Supervisor Amanda Parks wrote the LEAPS grant and is happy to be able to serve FSSD families who struggle to pay for MAC services, or who are in need of additional academic and tutoring support. In addition to scholarships, the grant will also be used to support academic tutoring in math and reading and homework assistance, as well as to provide funding for several new enrichment classes including LEGO Education Robotics, STEM hands on science and technology classes, and Frisbee Golf.
Since the Tennessee lottery inception in 2002, the General Assembly has required lottery money to benefit education through college scholarships, early childhood and afterschool programs. One such grant was recently awarded to the Franklin Special School District's Morning and Afternoon Care (MAC) program through the Tennessee Department of Education.