HOSTS Program

By: Aaron Baskerville
By: Aaron Baskerville

The HOSTS Program, Helping One Student to Succeed, is being cut significantly this year in the Lansing School District.

The mentoring program, which focuses on reading and writing, will play a diminished role due to tough budget times.

The program served more than 200 students last year and was funded by a three-year state grant that came to an end.

School officials say the district would have to come up with $72,000 to fund the program.

Lansing School officials say a different grant and Title One money will allow the district to hire literacy coaches and additional literacy teachers.


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