The CEAC operates through a state grant program. The grants last for two years, and then the committee must reapply to renew their grant. Trigg County’s community education program has been operating for six years.
The state provides Trigg County with $20,000. The school district provides an additional 25 %, or, in this case, $5,000.
Brenda Southwick, the CEAC’s communications liaison, said there are already 85 community education programs in Kentucky, and that 13 new ones have been added this year. The program’s goal is to get community leaders and parents actively involved in the education of the county’s children
Southwick said the council has sponsored many activities in Trigg County, and that none are more important than any others.
“Any time you’re building relationships with the schools in a community, it’s valuable,” she said.
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