From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE –Two local elementary schools have landed grants for $20,000 each from the Alabama State Department of Education.
Cahaba Elementary School in Trussville and Springville Elementary School in Springville were awarded the grants for being among the top 50 schools in the state for reading improvement for third graders.
The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) recently announced on that 50 schools across the state would share $1 million allotted by the Alabama Legislature during the 2018 legislative session, according to the press release from ALSDE.
“Today, the 50 schools that will receive this earmarked funding are recognized for their efforts in showing the most improvement in last year’s 3rd grade reading results,” the ALSDE said. “Divided evenly, each school selected will receive a $20,000 check from the ALSDE as a way of recognizing and incentivizing teachers and students who have worked hard to achieve proficiency in reading by the 3rd grade in last year’s Scantron Performance Series Reading Assessment.”
There will be a special recognition and awards ceremony on Thursday, September 13, at the ALSDE after the September Alabama State Board of Education meeting. Governor Kay Ivey, Alabama legislators, and other dignitaries will be on hand to personally congratulate all 50 schools.