Summary: Dictionaries will be provided for each 3rd grade student at Walton Elementary and a grant will be provided to the Welman Project to support literacy needs on the campus.
Only 30% of students at Walton Elementary read at or above grade level as of the last STAAR testing date in 2019. Our Club began working with this school several years ago by assigning a Rotary Reading mentor to each 3rd grade student. We are on track to restart this project subject to Covid restrictions in October. This grant will provide funds for each child to receive an illustrated Merriam-Webster children's dictionary and a grant will be provided to the Welman Project, www.welmanproject.org, to fund classroom libraries for teachers.
This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".