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Lincoln County Schools

Lincoln County Schools to Receive $415,000 in Competitive State Grant

Lincoln County Schools is excited to announce they are the recipients of a competitive state grant awarded to only 48 districts in eight regional networks in the state of Tennessee. The overarching goal of participating in these regional networks is to support and implement high quality English Language Arts instructional materials. This grant is a part of the state’s Reading 360 initiative to improve literacy.  According to Commissioner Penny Schwinn, “The PreK-12 Literacy Implementation Networks will uniquely build the capacity of our school districts to support student readiness by combining funding and peer-to-peer mentorship.”  The five year commitment provides our district with $83,000 for each of the five years for a total of $415,000 for the total grant. This statewide grant will serve to provide our teachers with professional development, mentorship, materials, and a suite of other resources to support strong reading instruction for all students.  Our system is truly eager for this opportunity to help all our students improve their literacy skills and to build on the knowledge base for our educators. Dr. Bill  Heath, director of schools, stated “receiving this multi-year grant will help us continue to build on the success we have already seen in our Reading and Literacy scores.”  Heath went on to say “the latest testing data from the state indicates that Lincoln County Schools has the highest 3rd Grade Reading Success Rate in Southern Middle Tennessee.  I applaud our instructional team, teachers, and administrators not only for those fabulous results, but for having the drive to seek out grant funding that will ensure that our kids, Lincoln County Schools students, will continue to lead the region in Reading and Academic scores.”