The Licking Heights student advisory council forum on after-school programming held last week was a success, Superintendent Thomas Tucker said.

The Licking Heights student advisory council forum on after-school programming held last week was a success, Superintendent Thomas Tucker said.

The students used a $1,000 grant from the Ohio After School Network through a Lights On After School program for the forum, which was designed to engage local leaders "in dialogue about the importance of quality after-school and summer programming for our youth," Tucker said.

"If that was our goal, we surpassed it," Tucker said.

The forum was held Nov. 17 and featured local government leaders, parents, teachers and state officials.

The council met again Nov. 21 to continue their work. Tucker said the students may take the suggestions they received and find ways to implement after school programs in the area.

"Now our challenge is to come up with some ideas," Tucker said.

-- Lori Wince, ThisWeek Staff Writer