Lynchburg City Schools has received a grant that could mean, the expansion of the year round school program at William Marvin Bass Elementary School and possibly other schools within the division. Lawmakers created the Extended School Year Grant Program last year, but Bass has been using the longer calendar since 2004. Recently, 13 city schools were categories with the “accredited with warning” designation after more stringent SOL tests were implemented. Part of the grant will go toward hiring a consultant to examine the program locally and at other divisions, to see if a longer school year impacts test scores. The recommendations are expected, before the start of the next calendar year.