The Alta school district is beginning work on the 21st Century Learning Grant.
If approved, funds from the federal grant will allow the district to keep the schools open for longer hours so that they become community centers, to give youth and community members enriched learning opportunities.
"What we're doing is going after federal funding for before and after school programs," superintendent Fred Maharry said. "We'd also like to see some kind of adult education and we'd like to do something with summer recreational learning opportunities.
"We believe there would be some neat learning opportunities in those recreational learnings."
Steve Tjaden is coordinating the grant for the school district.
"We've got a lot of work to do in the next six weeks," Tjaden said. "Once we get some of the pieces in place than we'll know exactly what we want to go after for a dollar amount."
The district is only beginning work on the grant, which has to be sent in by the end of March. There are several numbers of individuals who have volunteered to share in the writing of the grant.
Read the rest of this article in the 2/08 Pilot Tribune.