Dept of Education allocates $ 5.4 million in Accelerate Schools funding
BATON ROUGE – A number of K-12 schools in Louisiana will receive additional funding to help improve student performance.
According to a press release released Thursday morning by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE), $ 5.4 million in school acceleration funding will be allocated to various schools across the state.
The Accelerating Schools initiative distributes an additional $ 50,000 to $ 100,000 in emergency relief funds for elementary and secondary schools to schools with the largest declines in student fluency performance and / or the largest increases in unsatisfactory performance of students from 2019 to 2021 on the Louisiana Statewide Assessment.
State Superintendent Dr Cade Brumley said: “It is critical that we provide additional resources to students in schools with the biggest declines over two years. We must do everything in our power to recoup the learning losses of students and accelerate the performance of these schools as quickly as possible.
The beneficiary schools will invest these additional funds in the following three areas:
-Assistance and well-being
-Academic recovery and acceleration
The list of schools receiving School Accelerate funding can be found at the following link: Summary of accelerated schools allocation.