Red River Schools Get Education Department Grants

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Red River Schools has been approved for two programs through the Louisiana Department of Education. Approval came from the Education Department last week. They total $99,599.00.

The Education Department approved plays submitted by 44 school systems, including Red River Parish, for improving persistently struggling schools. The news release from the Education Department said, “The grants are a key component of the state’s renewed approach to school turnaround in the era of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).”

State Superintendent John White said, “The process of improving persistently struggling schools will take time, but the plans we have seen are inspiring. It is great to see so many of our school leaders thinking boldly on behalf of the students who need it most. We look forward to the progress that will follow.”

One of the grants to Red River schools is for $94,243.00 and the other is for $5,356.00 for a total of $99,599.00. Approval by the state Department of Education came after the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted on June 20th to approve nearly $15,000,000.00 in funding for grants to 44 school systems in Louisiana.

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