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Richmond County schools lead Georgia in round of grants

Richmond County School System
Richmond County School System(WRDW)
Published: Oct. 5, 2021 at 3:35 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2021 at 10:22 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Georgia Department of Education is awarding $4.9 million in competitive grants to support improvement efforts in several school districts, including Richmond County’s.

The Richmond County School System is getting the largest amount of money in this round of grants, $999,865.

The grants are designed to provide opportunities for schools identified for state support to ensure infrastructure and support are available for leaders, teachers and families.

Richmond County will use the funds to focus on reading comprehension, progressive reading and math skills, as well as training for the special education department, behavioral coaches and instructional specialists.

Richmond County’s money is in the form of five grants:

$224,000: Development of reading content knowledge and skills at Terrace Manor Elementary, W.S. Hornsby Elementary, Wilkinson-Gardens Elementary, Diamond Lakes Elementary, Goshen Elementary, Tobacco Road Elementary and Glenn Hills Middle School.

$200,000: Development of math content knowledge and skills at Glenn Hills High, T.W. Josey High, Murphey Middle School, Terrace Manor , W.S. Hornsby Elementary, W.S. Hornsby Middle School, Wilkinson Gardens Elementary. Also: Butler High, Hephzibah High, Glenn Hills Middle School, Hephzibah Middle School, Pine Hill Middle School, Barton Chapel Elementary, Copeland Elementary and Glenn Hills Elementary. In addition: Academy of Richmond County High School, Lucy C. Laney High, Diamond Lakes Elementary, Goshen Elementary and Tobacco Road Elementary.

$116,915: Special Education Department will receive training and coaching sessions for corrective reading and reading mastery interventions at W.S. Hornsby Elementary, W.S. Hornsby Middle School, Murphey Middle School, Terrace Manor Elementary and Wilkinson Gardens Elementary.

$234,950: Interventions and screenings that support to maximize student achievement and decrease behavior problems at Glenn Hills High, T.W. Josey High, Murphey Middle School, Terrace Manor Elementary, W.S. Hornsby Elementary, W.S. Hornsby Middle School and Wilkinson Gardens Elementary. Also: Butler High, Hephzibah High, Glenn Hills Middle School, Hephzibah Middle School, Pine Hill Middle School, Barton Chapel Elementary, Copeland Elementary and Glenn Hills Elementary. In addition: Academy of Richmond County High School, Lucy C. Laney High, Diamond Lakes Elementary, Goshen Elementary and Tobacco Road Elementary.

$224,000: Another grant for development of reading content knowledge and skills at Glenn Hills High, T.W. Josey High, Murphey Middle School, W.S. Hornsby Middle School, Barton Chapel Elementary, Copeland Elementary and Glenn Hills Elementary.

“Our schools and students will be the biggest beneficiaries of the programs these funds will make available,” said Dr. Kenneth Bradshaw, district superintendent.

Also receiving funds are:

  • Baconton Community Charter School, $250,000
  • Cirrus Academy, $250,000
  • Clay County Schools, $250,000
  • DeKalb County Schools, $258,916
  • Dooly County Schools, $250,055
  • Fulton County Schools, $627,618
  • Meriwether County Schools, $250,000
  • Murray County Schools, $800,000
  • Randolph County Schools, $235,700
  • Rome City Schools, $250,000
  • SAIL Academy, $16,000
  • Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, $250,000
  • Thomas County Schools, $250,000

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