Petersburg moves forward to study year-round education

7/24/2013, 10:15 a.m.
Dr. Joseph Melvin

— During a special school board meeting on July 23, the Petersburg City Public School Board voted unanimously to approve a $50,000 planning grant application.

The grant is being offered by the state department of education to local school divisions who are looking at implementing a year-round school program.

Petersburg City Public Schools will submit the application to the state department of education with the hopes of securing the grant.

The division will use the grant money to conduct a year-round-school feasibility study.

The superintendent of schools, Dr. Joseph Melvin, is recommending a year-round education program be implemented at two schools – Peabody Middle and A.P. Hill Elementary. The goal is to increase student performance at both schools.

The grant application was made available, by the state, on July 1. The application deadline is less than two weeks away, on Aug, 1.