|Published: 9:23 AM, 07/15/2013
||Last updated: 9:24 AM, 07/15/2013
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-Though the meeting only
lasted an hour, the Monroe County Board of Education tackled a
variety of topics during their monthly meeting on Tuesday night.
This fall, Monroe County middle school
students will have the opportunity to kick start their mornings with
School Health Supervisor Sonia Hardin
asked the board to adopt a resolution accepting $15,000 Project
Diabetes Initiative grant funds from the state Department of Health
for the Monroe in Motion program, which was piloted last year at
Madisonville Intermediate School.
Through Monroe in Motion, a fitness
instructor did a Zumba class from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. For students who
wanted to participate.
"We had more than 100 kids
participate every morning of the program," said Hardin.
With the grant award, the school system
will extend the Monroe in Motion program to all of the middle
In addition, Hardin said the Women's
Wellness and Maternity Center has sent in a grant application, which
if approved, would provide certified trainers to come into the
schools and work with physical education teachers to create
individual fitness plans when needed.
"Every child needs different things
depending on what level of physical activity they can withstand," said Hardin, noting the Center would provide this as a supplement to
the school system. "We would not manage the grant funds, but they
would offer programs to us."
The board agreed unanimously to accept
the grant funds and to partner with the maternity center in
submitting the grant.
See full story in the Sunday, July 14, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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