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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 Read Across America grant application deadline is September 15, 2016.  See KEA Board Policy for additional guidelines.


Below are the grant recipients for the 2016-17 school year.

 

Local or Chapter

Event Location

Date

Granted

1

Hardin County Education Association
Regina E. Boone, President

Towne Mall

3/2/17

   $150.00

2

Murray State University-Hopkinsville 
KEA Student Program
Tara Moore, President

Pembroke ES

3/3/17

$300.00

3

Upper Cumberland Education Association
Attn:  Paul Hughes, President

Black Mtn. ES

2/27 to 3/3/17

$400.00

4

Graves County Education Support Personnel Association
Attn:  Matthew Powell, President

Central ES

2/23/17

$500.00

5

Somerset Education Association
Attn:  Jill Vaught, President

Hopkins ES

3/2/17

$150.00

6

Warren County Education Association
Attn:  Kim Coomer, President

Greenwood Mall

3/4/17

$300.00

7

Campbell County Education Association
Attn:  Lisa Poor, President

Crossroads ES

2/23/17

$500.00

8

Fayette County Education Association
Attn:  Jessica Hiler, President

Fayette Mall

3/4/17

  $500.00

9

Russell County Education Association
Attn:  Teresa Meyer

Russell County Auditorium

3/2 or 3/3/17

$150.00

10

Henderson County Education Association
Attn:  Mike Sprague, President

East Heights ES &
Henderson Co. HS

3/2/17

$300.00

11

University of Kentucky
KEA Student Program
Attn:  Julia Little, President

Millcreek ES

2/27-3/3/17

$75.00

12

Butler County Education Association
Attn:  Latisha Cardwell, President

Butler Co. MS

2/27-3/3/17

$200.00

13
  Morehead State University
  KEA Student Program
  Attn: Rachel Victory, President
  Rowan Co. Preschool    3/2/17    $300.00
14  
  Murray State University-
  Paducah
  KEA Student Program
  Attn:  Hillary Price, President
  Four elementary schools   3/1-4/17   $300.00

15

  West KYCTC
  KEA Student Program
  Attn:  Daniel Brunston,    
  President
  Clark ES   3/10/17   $75.00

16

  Murray Education Association
  Attn:  Robin Brown, President
  Murray ES   2/27-3/3/17   $500.00
17   
  Knox County Education  
  Association
  Attn:  Elizabeth Lovett,
  President
  Knox County Public Schools   3/3/17 week   $300.00