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June 13, 2013

Official: State funds will go to 10 schools

The Roxbury Central School District is the lead agency rather than the sole recipient of $1,146,743 in federal funds allocated by the state Department of Education, said Thomas J. O’Brien, Roxbury’s superintendent of schools, on Wednesday.

A story in Wednesday’s Daily Star erroneously reported that the money 21st Century Community Learning Centers program would be given only to the Roxbury district.

O’Brien said Roxbury agreed to serve as the lead agency to apply for the Creating Rural Opportunities Partnership (CROP) grant that will fund programs in Roxbury, Margaretville, Andes, Stamford, South Kortright, Jefferson, Gilboa-Conesville, Windham-Ashland-Jewitt, Hunter-Tannersville and Charlotte Valley. Seven of the sites are running summer programs: Roxbury, Margaretville, South Kortright, Hunter, Charlotte Valley, Jefferson and Stamford.

The grant will fund a stipend for the Roxbury district’s treasurer to help manage the financial end of the grant, and Roxbury will have no other special benefit other then its portion of the award, O’Brien said. The grant will also establish partnerships with Delaware County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, Roxbury Arts Group, Schoharie County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Hawk Circle, Girls on the Run, the Farmers’ Museum, Greater Roxbury Learning Initiative Corporation, Hanford Mills and the Boy Scouts Learning for Life Program.

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