Three area schools receive preliminary grant notifications

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Three area school districts have received preliminary grant award notification as part of the Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness 3 Program, State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. announced Tuesday.

Final grant awards are contingent on the review and approval of the Office of the State Comptroller.

Madison-Oneida BOCES has been selected to receive $979,250, Oneida-Herkimer BOCES has been tapped to receive $696,625 and the Fort Plain School District has been selected to receive $100,000.

The grants are targeted to support school districts and charter schools using a comprehensive approach to recruitment, development, support, retention and equatable distribution of effective teachers and school leaders as part of the implementation of an Annual Professional Performance Review Plan.

Public school districts and public charter schools with at least 25 percent of students from low-income families and that have an approved APPR plan are eligible for the grants.

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