The Menifee County Public Schools have been notified this morning that they are one of the recipients of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant (SRCL). The purpose of the grant is to support schools in improving the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills as well as academic achievement of all learners. The grant is a two year project that will bring in an additional $440,000 dollars to the district.
The SRCL projects will establish collaborative relationships among all providers of educational opportunities to learners (early care, school system, out-of-school time, etc.). Additionally, projects will focus on closing the literacy learner gaps of the disadvantaged by establishing specific supports for at-risk learners, Birth-Grade 12. The goal is to increase the numbers of disadvantaged learners ready for transitioning successfully at various points on this continuum.
I wish to extend my appreciation to all Menifee County staff members and the Education Recovery Team for their dedication and support in writing the winning proposal.
Timothy D. Spencer