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LCS Summer850 beginning this month

Leon County’s Summer850 program starts this month, an opportunity is for all students in grades...
Leon County’s Summer850 program starts this month, an opportunity is for all students in grades Pre-K through 12th that have experienced academic regression during the pandemic.(Emma Wheeler | WCTV)
Updated: Jun. 13, 2021 at 2:12 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Leon County’s Summer850 program starts this month, an opportunity is for all students in grades Pre-K through 12th that have experienced academic regression during the pandemic. Most programs will be five weeks, but the lengths do vary.

“We know who the kids are; the principals know who the kids, so every site will have its own individual program, school by school. We’re really excited about it,” said LCS superintendent Rocky Hanna.

Students who can participate have been contacted by their specific school.

This program is not mandatory, but Hanna said it’s highly encouraged for students who may have fallen behind in the 2020-2021 school year.

Hanna explained that it can help students hit the ground running at the start of the next year.

“Because especially those young kids, some of the things that they’ve missed, some of the academic things they missed, are critical in those formative years,” said Hanna. “They really are. And so I would ask parents to think long and hard before they decide to opt out if they’ve been invited to participate.”

the entire program costs $1.5 million and uses CARES Act funding from the federal government.

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