District Partners With Sheriff's Office To Provide Community With Books

District Partners With Sheriff's Office To Provide Community With Books
Posted on 07/14/2017

Representatives from Robertson County Schools Central Office and READiness Committee delivered bags of books to the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, July 13, as part of an effort to promote early reading in the county.

Federal Programs Supervisor Emily Hollingsworth, Elementary Grades Supervisor Melanie Dickerson, Elementary Grades Administrative Assistant Gail Thomas, RCS Director Chris Causey, and RCS Assistant Director Stephanie Mason presented the book bags to Chief Deputy Michael Van Dyke and Public Information Officer Ryan Martin as the first step in this reading initiative partnership. 

This program provides patrol deputies with these books, allowing them to hand out reading material to children and families while on patrol.  It is the newest effort of the RCS READiness Committee.

The committee is building on several new reading programs initiated at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.  The programs are all part of a drive to increase awareness of the advantages provided by reading, especially in early years.  Three of the initial programs include volunteer weekly readers to RCS elementary students, training mothers to the benefits of reading to their children from birth to age 5, and encouraging reading either by or to students for at least 20 minutes per day.

This newest project utilizes books obtained through a Springfield Middle School book drive and will be another ongoing program to combat illiteracy.





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