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Kindergarten Academy at Garfield

Jade Hernandez, left, and Andres Lopez work with clay during free time at a kindergarten academy at Garfield Elementary School in the summer of 2018.

The Corvallis Public Schools Foundation says it's providing the Corvallis School District with $90,000 to fund summer education programs this year.

The figure is a $27,000 increase over what the foundation provided for summer programs last year, it said in an announcement issued last week.

Projects funded include a preparation program for kindergartners; transition programs for new middle and high school students; language acquisition camps for emerging bilingual high school students; Spanish comprehension programs for the district’s dual immersion elementary schools, Lincoln and Garfield; and a twice-a-week reading program Mountain View Elementary is hosting at the Lancaster Bridge Club House.

Around 650 students are expected to participate in the programs, the foundation said in its announcement.

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Since 2013, the foundation has worked to fund summer programs that help students graduate.

To learn more about the foundation or to donate to support summer programs, visit cpsfoundation.org.

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