OSPI Awards $1.1 Million to Projects That Support Student Success
OLYMPIA — September 1, 2015 — OSPI recently awarded a total of $1.1 million to five projects supporting afterschool and summer learning programs for students at high-poverty, low-performing schools. The projects will be implemented starting today, September 1, for the 2015-16 school year.
The federal grants, which are part of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program, are highly competitive. This year, the top five were chosen from 22 entries.
- Educational Service District (ESD) 112
- ESD 123
- Skagit Valley Boys & Girls Club
- Wenatchee School District
- Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
In addition to support for core academic subjects, 21st Century Community Learning Centers also provide students with a variety of other activities, such as drug and violence prevention, counseling, art, music, recreation, technology, and character education programs.
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program has 4,800 active grants that fund over 10,000 centers and serve 1.6 million students in 54 states and territories. Washington currently has 47 projects totaling $15,867,990. Grants are funded for five years.
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The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K–12 education in Washington state. Led by State School Superintendent Randy Dorn, OSPI works with the state’s 295 school districts and nine educational service districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.
OSPI provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to the Equity and Civil Rights Director at (360) 725-6162 or P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200.
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