The grant monies will be divided among 14 of the 18 school districts in St. Lawrence County. (Four districts were ineligible.)
What will the grant be used for? Mr. Todd explained that it will be used to help implement the Regents Reform Agenda - which refers to:
- The Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
- Data Driven Instruction
- Teacher/Principal Evaluation
Mr. Todd specifically acknowledged the efforts of Jennifer French (Senior Supervisor for School Improvement at BOCES). "She wrote the grant single-handedly and will be the leader of our implementation team."
Given the significant reductions in NYS funding to schools in recent years, it is great to hear of some money heading to the North Country.