FAIRFIELD —With the closure of Sullivan Middle School, it was feared that funding for the campus’ after-school program would dry up.
That’s no longer the case after $81,000 in state funding was redirected to help those students who would have attended programs at Sullivan. After the city filed for a school site substitution, the funding will be given to help students forced to move to other schools in the district.
Fairfield operates six Kids Corner and The Place 2 Be after-school programs with state funding through the After School Education and Safety program. With the closure of Sullivan, the state money will now go toward Grange Middle School, which will increase its program enrollment by 65 percent. Also benefiting from the funds will be David Weir and Tolenas elementary schools, where 20 more students will attend the Kids Corner program.