The Red River Parish School Board is the recipient of a literacy grant from the Louisiana Department of Education. A release from the department said the parish is getting $11,944. The money was allocated based on the number of age/grade spans for which they applied and the number of classrooms served.
Red River’s share is from a 10-million dollar allocation of state and federal funds for 67 schools or school board districts in the state. The program is described as “Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy subgrants to support implementation of high-quality curriculum, assessments, and professional development up through grade 5 with a special focus on piloting a system of age-appropriate, standards-aligned tools to evaluate K-2 classroom experience and student mastery of fundamental skills.”