West Plains School District is Among 32 Schools Selected to Participate in Missouri's $18 Million Literacy Development Grant Program
Wed, 01/27/2021 - 12:28pm admin
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced the West Plains School District is among 32 school districts from across the state selected to receive services through the Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) program to improve literacy efforts locally.
Missouri is one of 11 states to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its CLSD program. The district will receive a $180,000 grant distributed over five years, allowing the West Plains Elementary & South Fork Elementary to advance literacy skills at all grade levels.
"I am thrilled to begin working with DESE, and our classroom teachers, to implement a research-based literacy plan that will outline the services, strategies, and professional development our staff need to bring high-quality literacy instruction to our students, says Dr. Greg Carter, West Plains School District Coordinator of Elementary Teaching and Learning."