Congressman Jim Costa (D-Calif.) announced that the Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) has received more than $500,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education to implement the “Kern Kids Get Moving!” project. The project is designed to help Kern County students meet state standards for physical education and encourage lifelong eating habits. Students at KCSOS Valley Oaks Charter School, Alternative Education Programs, and five after-school Migrant Education programs will benefit from this program.
“Investing in education is our nation’s best ‘jobs’ program. This funding will enable students in Kern County to receive a well-rounded education that includes health, wellness, and physical education. This grant is a win for our children and an investment in their future,” Costa said.
The funding was provided to the Kern County Superintendent of Schools through the Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program.