Parents & Community - Events - Read Across America
Each year, KEA budgets funds to support Read Across America events sponsored by KEA districts and KEA locals. The purpose of Read Across America is to promote literacy; although events can occur on any date, March 2 of each year (Dr. Seuss’ birthday) is officially designated as “Read Across America Day.” In addition to the primary purpose of promoting literacy, KEA will also judge grant requests based on the following criteria: developing strong locals; encouraging cooperation among Active, Retired and Student members; and community outreach.
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 Monday, September 16, 2013. Download the application here.
Below are the grant recipients for the 2012-13 school year.
|Association||Location||Event Date||Award||Cat Suit|
|Murray||Murray Elementary School||2/25-3/1||$500||3/1|
|Lincoln||Lincoln High School||3/13||$500||No|
|Murray State University (Paducah)||Clark, Farley & Ballard Co Elementary Schools||3/1||$500||2/28 - 3/4|
|Russell||Russell Co. Auditorium||Early Spring||$500|
|Pulaski||8 elementary schools||3/13||$300||Late Feb to 2nd Week of March|
|Anderson||Anderson Co High School||Early Spring||$500|
|Monroe||Joe Harrison Carter Elementary||1/18||$350|
|West Kentucky Community and Technical College||Morgan Elemenary School (Paducah)||3/1||$350|
|Martin||3 elementary schools||$500|
|Hancock||South Hancock Elementary School||2/25-3/1||$500|
|University of Kentucky||William Wells Brown Elementary School||3/1||$500|