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June 19, 2014

Chamberlain awarded $1.75M federal grant

GOSHEN — Chamberlain Elementary School has been selected to receive $1.75 million in a school improvement grant during the next three years.

“This is very exciting news,” said Goshen Community Schools Superintendent Diane Woodworth.

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz awarded federal School Improvement Grants to seven Indiana schools Wednesday.

The grants are awarded to schools that demonstrate a great need for these funds, as well as a commitment to use these funds to raise achievement levels in low performing schools, Ritz added.

The total amount awarded to Indiana schools is more than $8 million during the next three years and fully funded by the federal government.

“I am honored to award these grants today. My department is committed to providing schools and communities with the resources they need to ensure that all Hoosier children receive an equitable and high quality education,” said Ritz. “These schools have demonstrated a great need for these funds, as well as excellent plans to improve student performance. In addition to these grants, the Department of Education will continue to provide high quality support through the Outreach Division of School Improvement to all schools throughout the state.”

The school improvement grants are commonly referred to as 1003(g) grants. The recipients are:

• Chamberlain Elementary, Goshen: $1,750,000

• Stonybrook Middle School, MSD Warren Township: $1,850,000

• Fairview Elementary, Monroe County: $619,258.69

• Highland Park Elementary, Monroe County: $847,122.95

• Lake Ridge Middle School, Lake Ridge School Corporation: $738,388.07

• Sarah Scott Middle School, Vigo County: $948,829.85

• McCulloch Middle School, Marion: $1,750,000

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