'Full-Service' Schools Will Give Students Meals, Health Care and Homework Help
Four public schools in the Madison School District in Wisconsin will soon begin providing extra services such as meals, homework help and even doctors' visits for all students.
School hours won’t change, but the school buildings will open earlier and close later. The schools will even start opening on the weekends.
Funding for the "full-service" schools will come from a $300,000 grant provided by the Madison Community Foundation.
The program is aimed at helping poor families better care for their children by feeding them and giving them health care.
"Our goal is to raise student achievement for all and narrow and close achievement gaps, but we cannot do it on our own,” Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham told The Wisconsin State Journal. “By better coordinating our efforts (and) creating a quilt of strong neighborhood centers with strong, full-service community schools, we’ll be able to make sure that the families that need coordinated services can actually get them."
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