Up to 40 million in grants will be distributed to select schools across the state

IMG_7782The Michigan Department of Education selected 14 low performing schools to split the 40 million dollar grant.

The schools will receive up to 750,000 dollars a year for the next five years.

Janet Grief is the superintendent at one of the selected schools, MacGregor Elementary in Bay City.

“So a large part of the money will be spent on professional development, some of the money will be spent on additional resources from learning coaches both in math and ELA, as well as a social worker, family liaison person who will be working to create relationships and provide resources for people within MacGregor Elementary School.”

Grief says they want to provide tools to better meet the needs of the students.

She says they are the only priority school out of eight in Bay City, and they plan to use this grant to get off the priority school list.

More information on the grant and a list of the schools selected is on the Michigan Department of Education homepage.