Stuck In The ‘Middle’

City After-School Program Losing Grant Funds, Too Expensive For Division

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Posted: April 30, 2014

Rick Castaneda, director of the Beyond the Bell’s 8th Grade Academy program at Skyline Middle School, helps Lawan Rasul, 13, with homework after school last week. The federal grant that funds the after-school program serving Harrisonburg middle-schoolers is set to expires, and administrators say the $300,000 cost is too much for the division to bear. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)

HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg’s Beyond the Bell after-school program serves about 150 students in the city’s two middle schools. When it’s fully operational and serving 240 children, it costs $300,000…

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