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May 23, 2013

New Castle offering summer school

NEW CASTLE — The New Castle school board approved plans for summer school classes.

The district will offer summer school to children in kindergarten through third grade with a $10,000 grant the district received from the Hoyt, Carolyn Knox and Community foundations.

Classes will be 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays at the John F. Kennedy Primary Center and the Croton Pre-Kindergarten Center. Sessions will begin June 24 and end Aug. 1.

The program will be offered to all students in those grades who are identified as having academic need based on current assessments in math and reading. Materials and staffing costs will be covered entirely by the grant, according to information from the district’s administration.

The district also is offering a credit-recovery summer school program for students in grades seven through 12.

Subjects to be offered are English, math, science and social studies.

Each subject will have two sessions per day, Mondays through Thursdays. The sessions begin June 19 and end July 24. The students will be charged $100 per course.

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