Volume 53, Number 17

Ten Pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 28, 2016

Pickett Schools will receive $191,500 in Race to the Top Funds

The Pickett County Director
of Schools, Diane Elder is
very pleased to announce that
the Pickett County School system
will receive $191,500 in
federal education money
through the U.S. Department
of Education's Race to the Top
competition. Monies received
are to be used over a four year
period. If divided equally we
would be able to spend
$47,750.00 per year. These
funds will be used to provide
teachers with the training
needed to teach the newly developed
standards in education.
Hopefully, we will be able
to put in place an after school
remediation program and a
summer remediation (credit
recovery) program.
Each system has to complete
a Scope of Work, which is
a plan of how funds will be
used. If approved, we will be
able to start the programs in
the 2010-2011 school year.
Guidelines state that we cannot
use the money to supplant
or retain a program. Staff
meetings will be held to discuss
use of these much needed
funds in order to enhance education
in Pickett County.

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