Yesterday Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced an award of just over $16 Million of 1003(g) School Improvement Grants funded by the federal government.  Eleven of the 14 schools selected from competitive grant applications are in the Indiana Urban Schools Association member communities. 

In a press release issued by the Indiana Department of Education, School Improvement Grants are described as providing funding to schools that demonstrate a need for additional funds as well as a commitment to use the funds to raise student achievement in low performing schools.  Selected schools are awarded funds to strategically implement one of six approved school improvement models.  All of the IUSA member district schools will use the much-needed dollars to implement a transformation model in keeping with the grant requirements.

Congratulations to the following IUSA member schools for their successful grant applications:collegegrad

School Corporation Funding
Bon Air Middle School Kokomo Community Schools $862,659.00
Cedar Hall Community Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation $1,044,190.00
Edgewood Elementary Michigan City Area Schools $638,884.75
George H. Fisher School #93 Indianapolis Public Schools $1,322,504.00
Highland Middle School Anderson Community Schools $1,379,145.00
Madison Primary South Bend Community School Corporation $3,079,780.00
Maple Crest Middle Kokomo Community Schools $873,107.00
Mary Beck Elementary Elkhart Community Schools $763,110.00
Pettit Park Elementary Kokomo Community Schools $852,644.00
Pierre Moran Middle Elkhart Community Schools $1,150,961.00
Sunny Heights Elementary MSD of Warren Township $1,158,164.00

Additional information about School Improvement Grants can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website.



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