The Barrow County School System wants to gauge community support for a grant application.
According to the Georgia Department of Education, the Race to the Top fund is a $4 billion grant opportunity provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to support new approaches to school improvement. Funds are made available in the form of competitive grants.
Superintendent Wanda Creel sent the following request out in an e-mail from the school system.
Dear Barrow County School System and Community Stakeholders,
The Barrow County School System is preparing a proposal in response to the national Race to the Top (RT3) District grant invitation. The grant will provide funds for the BCSS to continue moving forward as a K-12 Research Charter District and the means to build on the innovations we have created over the past few years in advanced collaborative teaching techniques and focused application of technology to expand teaching and learning opportunities for students and teachers. The overarching goal of our proposal is to produce a highly innovative and effective teaching and learning environment that will present students with multiple individualized learning opportunities, including the opportunity to pursue their passion in areas they find personally rewarding, while also ensuring mastery of the standard curriculum requirements.
For more information on the grant application and potential projects that may be funded with the grant click on the links below.
Click here for a video summary of the grant and potential projects:http://www.barrow.k12.ga.us/video/StudentCentricLearning.wmv
Click here for a written summary of the grant and potential projects:http://www.barrow.k12.ga.us/documents/SCL9.13.pdf
In order to gauge support for this grant application we would like to ask you to respond to this very brief survey at the following link.
We value your thoughts and input. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about this grant proposal and for providing us with your feedback.
For questions about the survey and the grant application, contact the school system by calling 770-867-4527.