School Notes: After-school tutoring sessions to begin in East Palmetto

After-school tutoring to be available

MANATEE -- Manatee County teachers will hold after-school tutoring sessions for reading, math, and science subjects at the Kelly-Brown Career Development Center in East Palmetto. They also will teach test-taking skills.

The program, sponsored by the Educational Consultants Consortium Inc., is specifically geared toward juniors and seniors who need to pass the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, but is also available for other middle school and high school students.

The sessions are free, but those interested are urged to register as soon as possible as space is limited. Those who cannot be served will be placed on a waiting list.

Registration for the program begins Wednesday and can be made at the center. The sessions will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Call these numbers for more information: B. Harvey, 722-5696; C. Pearcey, 746-8542; D. Pratt, 722-5006; G. Brown: 773-2871.

State Farm to fundsafe driving campaigns

PALMETTO -- State Farm Insurance will donate $1,000 grants to Manatee County high school clubs and organizations that create media campaigns that focus on safe driving practices, such as not texting and wearing seatbelts while driving.

A press release issued Thursday by the Manatee Education Foundation announced that the insurance company will give $6,250 in total to the campaigns.

High school clubs, such as student council or service groups, can apply through a grant process. The process requires the clubs to create a proposal for how they would conduct their campaign. Students are free to choose how to conduct their campaign and are encouraged to be creative.

Those seeking more information can call the Manatee Education Foundation office at 941-708-8770, ext. 2149.

-- Herald staff reports