By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness NewsMay 7,

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness NewsMay 7, 2018

THOMAS CO., Ga. (WCTV) — A push for more reading in Thomas County is paying off.

Thomas County and Thomasville City Schools were both awarded grants of more than a million dollars each.

Thomas County Schools says they’re happy to continue their literacy efforts with the help of the $1.4 million grant.

For the last couple years, the school has been pushing to encourage more reading in the community.

They say the new grant will help them team up with community partners, like public libraries and daycare providers.

“We’re just delighted to have the opportunity to work with the community and work with our students kindergarten through 12th grade,” said Melanie Chavaux, Thomas County Schools Associate Superintendent.

School leaders say the grant is going to help teach what literacy truly is, in the classroom and beyond.

They want to train educators on ways to improve literacy in all students.

For more information on the L4GA grant, click here.