What is an FRC?
Check out what our FRC is, and how we can help! Click on the brochure below for a printable version of this important information, or contact us at Conkwright Elementary School.
What is a Family Resource Center?
Family Resource Centers were created as part of the Kentucky Education Reform Act, or KERA, in 1990 and are funded by money from the State in the form of a grant. The purpose of the Centers, as found in the FRYSC Administrators’ Guidebook is to enhance students’ abilities to succeed in school by: (1) developing and sustaining partnerships that promote early learning and successful transition into school, (2) academic achievement, and (3) graduation and transition into adult life.
Schools must qualify to receive a Center based on a minimum of 20% of families qualifying for free and reduced lunch.
Family Resource Center Staff work with students and families to meet needs that affect the learning process in the classroom. This is done by providing services in several ways including providing services at the Center, in the school, and by linking families to agencies in the communities.
Who is served by the FRC?
All children and their families who attend Conkwright Elementary School can benefit from services of the FRC. Surveys are sent our periodically to families in order to assess the needs of Conkwright families. Programs and activities are generally intended for ALL Conkwright students.
Services provided by the Family Resource Center:
- Assistance with clothing
- Health services/ School Nurse
- School wide assemblies and programs
- Parent meetings/ Materials
- Watch D.O.G.S.
- Referrals for adult education (GED)
- Assistance for Families’ Basic Needs
- Community programs
- Back to School Fair (Readyfest)
- Holiday Assistance
- Assistance with child care
- Access to Summer Programs
- Collaboration with PTO
- Backpack Program
- AND MUCH MORE!!!!!
Required Components of the FRC Grant
- Child Care for preschool age children
- After school child care for school age children
- Families in Training (New and Expectant Parents)
- Family Literacy
- Health Services
Optional Component of the FRC Grant
- Family and Educational Support
The FRC also has an ADVISORY COUNCIL and would love to have you serve on it!
We are always in need of clothing, belts and plastic shopping bags to help our students.
Please stop by and Visit the FRC in Room 102 off the front office!
Conkwright Family Resource Center
360 Mt. Sterling Road
Winchester, KY 40391
Michelle Mitchell, Coordinator
STAFF AVAILABLE DURING SCHOOL HOURS
BY APPOINTMENT AS NEEDED ON NON-SCHOOL DAYS