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Read Across America Sub-Sections

Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.  Although March 2 is officially designated as “Read Across America Day,” Read Across America events can occur on any date because motivating children to read throughout the year is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers.  Each year, KEA budgets funds to support Read Across America events sponsored by KEA districts or KEA locals.  In addition to the primary purpose of promoting child literacy, KEA will judge grant requests based on the following criteria:  the degree to which the activity includes participation by multiple categories of KEA membership and encourages cooperation among Active, Retired and Student members; developing strong KEA locals; the number of children expected to participate; the level of publicity and community outreach expected; and other criteria that may be established by KEA’s Read Across America committee.

KEA district associations, KEA-SP chapters or KEA-R applicants are eligible for only one award per year with the maximum grant amount of $500 per year. The 2018 Read Across America grant application is available here. The deadline for 2018 has passed. See KEA Board Policy for additional guidelines.


Below are the grant recipients for the 2018-19 school year.

 

Applicant

Event Location

Date

Granted

1

Fayette 

Fayette Mall

3/2/2019

   $400.00

2

Warren 

Greenwood Mall

2/23/2019

$400.00

3

Somerset 

Hopkins ES

3/1/2019

$388.00

4

Jefferson 

King ES

3/5/2019

$190.00

5

Middle Cumberland

Science Hill ES

3/1/2019

$196.00

6

WKU KEA-SP

Parker Curry ES

3/2/2019

$500.00

7

Casey

Casey Co. MS

unknown

$496.00

8

Woodford

   Woodford Co.

3/2/2019

  $100.00

9

Murray

Murray ES

2/25-3/1/2019

$500.00

10

1st District KEA-R

Four ES

unknown

$350.00

11

Campbellsville

Campbellsville ES

3/1/2019

$50.00

12

Fulton City

Carr ES

3/1/2019

$150.00

13

EKU KEA-SP

Kirksville ES

3/1/2019

$500.00

  14

 Paducah

  Washington St. Bap't Church

  3/16/2019

   $190.00

   15

  UK KEA-SP

  Todd ES

3/1/2019

   $300.00

   16

  Russell

  All Russell Co. schools

3/4-3/8/2019

   $190.00

   17

  Berea KEA-SP

  County library

3/23/2019

  $100.00