Rep. Dever Applauds Release Of Straight A Funding To School Districts In Hamilton County
Funding will help support programs at Winton Woods City School District and Deer Park Community School District
February 22, 2016
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State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) announced that the State Controlling Board today approved the release of Straight A funding for two school districts in Hamilton County.

According to documents from the Office of Budget and Management, Straight A funding was approved for Winton Woods City School District in the amount of $911,700 for a project titled “A K-12 PBL Pathway: A District’s journey to transform teaching and learning so students have the capacity to reach their full potential.” Funding will be used to expand this project-based learning model, which is already facilitated in one of the schools. The program is designed to increase student achievement and provide access to career pathways.

Additionally, the Controlling Board approved the release of $106,100 in Straight A Funding for a new program at Deer Park Community City School District. Funding will be used to implement the “Building Strong Character to Build Strong Learners” program, which brings innovative online and small group instruction activities to students with the goal of increasing motivation, improving their well-being and strengthening their academic performance.

“I am proud to see over $1 million awarded to school districts within the 28th House District,” said Rep. Dever. “Both Winton Woods and Deer Park will greatly benefit from receiving Straight A funding and I look forward to watching their projects develop across the coming months.”

The Straight A Grants strive to fund various school projects that use innovative ideas to improve student achievement in Ohio schools. The fund was created in 2013 and last year’s state operating budget continued funding for the grants with a $30 million appropriation. Twenty grants, representing 86 schools, were recommended this year and finalized after the Ohio Controlling Board’s approval today.

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