Twinsburg Schools has received a state grant worth $174,000 to pay for most a reading program that will help the district meet the new Third Grade Reading Guarantee standard.
Twinsburg Superintendent Kathi Powers said the program will help provide liberacy experiences starting this summer of the district's elementary students along with support workshops for parents.
"We have a lot of work to do and pieces to put together," Powers said.
Twinsburg requested $181,000 and received nearly all of it.
The reading program is partnership between the school district and Twinsburg Public Library, Ursuline College, Dr. Tim Rasinski from Kent State University and Dr. Lisa Riegel from Ohio State University.
Under the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, third graders in 2013-14 who don't score high enough on a state reading test will not be able to be promoted to fourth grade.