By Jayme Taylor, Communication Manager, Clover Park School District
Students at Mann and Woodbrook Middle Schools and Lakes High School will benefit from a $1.4 million grant recently awarded to Clover Park School District (CPSD) from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Grant money will be used to enhance technology in the three schools to support math and science achievement and greater counseling support for students directly impacted by military deployment, reintegration and other behavioral and family issues.
CPSD’s Board of Directors accepted the grant at their Oct. 11 meeting. The plans for spending the grant directly align with the district’s Accountability Plan, which was created to help prioritize the work of district employees.
“We are thrilled to receive this grant award, which will help us strengthen our educational services to our schools outside of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) with the highest population of military-connected students,” said Debbie LeBeau, superintendent of CPSD. “The grant also helps to further reinforce our partnership with our military community as we improve the achievement of military-connected students.”
Non military-connected students at Mann, Woodbrook and Lakes will also benefit from the grant.
This is the second grant awarded to CPSD from DoDEA. Last school year, the district received a $2 million grant to expand assessments to track student progress and diagnose skills of new students; expand its student data system to provide individualized achievement information to teachers; provide learning opportunities for students needing additional support; and to enhance college test preparation and continue to increase parental involvement.