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Jesse Mell, the city school district’s drumline coordinator,  wants to grow the program until it’s in every school. This year, for the first time, the district will offer drumline as a summer program.

The district’s top safety official stressed that schools remain “the safest place” for students.

Brent Johnstone and Akeiff Staples started FathersRead365 from scratch five years ago and worked hard to expand its reach.