The Ohio Reads Program was a grant that the Elementary School received three years ago. The grant was developed to encourage community volunteers to assist students with reading. However, do to test scores at Park Elementary we are no longer eligible for the grant. We have decided to continue the program. The program is under the direction of Mr. Richard Page , Principal. At the present time we have about twenty community volunteers that donate 2-3 hours a week helping students with reading. The number is up from last year. During the sessions the students orally read and discuss various stories with the volunteer. The students complete basic questions over the story (comprehension) and work on building vocabulary, language skills, writing skills, etc. The program is very beneficial. It not only provides one-on-one instruction for our students but also builds a support system between the community and school.