Crestview receives literacy grant

Oct. 29—CONVOY — Crestview Local Schools has been awarded the Reaching All Students Through Language and Literacy grant for $200,000. This grant will provide teachers with the professional development needed to ensure they are utilizing the most effective instructional practices in literacy as they learn from nationally recognized experts in the field. These experts will assist teachers and administrators in analyzing data to identify areas of growth related to literacy instruction and help teachers implement a project to improve outcomes for students.

Elementary Principal Jessica Schuette said, "Opportunities such as this do not come around often, and I am grateful that we were chosen for this grant. Our staff is committed to meeting the needs of every student, and this grant will provide us with the resources we need to continue our tradition of excellence."

The two-year project will create a network of buildings and districts working together to engage in the following tasks:

1. Attend monthly network meetings to participate in professional learning and consultation around literacy instruction. There will also be an annual in-person, all-day convention each of the two years of the project.

2. Receive professional learning from nationally recognized experts in literacy, English learners, student culture and dialect, and family and community engagement.

3. Review student and adult data to identify opportunities for growth related to literacy instruction.

4. Plan and implement a project in year two that seeks to address the opportunities for growth. These projects may focus on building educator capacity, improving teaming structures, implementing a multi-tiered system of supports and/or family and community engagement.

Reach Dean Brown at 567-242-0409