Six schools in the Cedar Rapids Community School District will receive K-3 Innovative Grants for At-Risk Students from the Iowa Department of Education for 2015-16. Grants were awarded to:
- Harrison Elementary School - $88,000; funds will support a full-time intervention specialist and a part-time attendance specialist.
- Hoover Elementary School - $64,900; funds will support a full-time teacher.
- Johnson STEAM Academy Magnet School - $70,000; funds will support a part-time attendance specialist and the school nurse.
- Taylor Elementary School - $70,000; funds will support a full-time and part-time para-educator, as well as the enrichment coordinator.
- Van Buren Elementary School - $90,000; funds will support a part-time intervention specialist, a part-time family enrichment coordinator, and part-time para-educators.
- Wright Elementary School - $65,000; funds will support two full-time para-educators.
“It is great that some of our most at-risk schools are getting additional support to provide learning and success for all students,” noted Val Dolezal, Executive Administrator of Preschool – 8th grade. “Buildings will be using these funds to support additional staff that will work with students needing extra support.”