Banks School District offers childcare grant program for low income families and essential workers

The Banks School District on September 3, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley

BANKS -  A grant awarded to the Banks School District by Washington County with CARES Act funding will pay for two months of childcare for some Banks-area low-income families and those working as essential employees. The deadline to apply for a limited amount of slots is this Friday, October 2. 

Applications will be prioritized for essential workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with children ages 5 to twelve, and children in low-income families. Applications received by the deadline will be considered on a priority basis, with those submitted afterward awarded on a first come, first served basis. 

The total amount received by the district was $56,884.29, according to Banks School District Superintendent Jeff Leo. The amount could serve around 30 students, Leo . . .

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