Grant To Aid City Schools’ Spanish Plan

$431K Gives Language-Immersion Program Big Boost, Officials Say

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Posted: November 9, 2013

Keister Elementary School teacher Mariela Formiconi reviews what her kindergarten class learned Friday during a field trip, all in Spanish. A $431,000 grant will help fund a program where students can spend half the school day learning in Spanish, and the other in English. (Photos by Jason Lenhart)
“Los números” are displayed in Mariela Formiconi’s kindergarten classroom at Keister Elementary School in Harrisonburg. A program that aids the city schools’ dual-language immersion program received an infusion of more than $430,000 from the state recently.
HARRISONBURG — More than 150 teachers will benefit from a $431,000 grant Harrisonburg City Schools received back in August. During a school board meeting Tuesday, administrators gave more details…

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