PEG funds released to schools

FLINT TWP. — A $14,000 allocation of Public, Educational and Government (PEG) funding to local school districts for cable channel access was approved bay the Flint Township Board last week.

PEG funds are provided through an agreement with Comcast Cable Co. which returns a percentage of franchise fees to the community for public access TV programs.

Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools, Flushing Community Schools and Swartz Creek Community Schools each periodically receive PEG funds, after complying with quarterly reporting requirements about how the funds are spent.

In this allocation, CA will receive $7,000; Swartz Creek will get $4,000 and Flushing will get $3,000.

The amounts are based on the population size of each school district within the township, according to township Clerk Kim Courts, who manages the fund.

CA uses some of its PEG funding to support a student news broadcast at the middle school that is aired on Comcast Channel 17.

PEG funds also are used to pay for videotaping of township board meetings which can be viewed on the township’s web site.

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