WYOMING, Mich. — Godfrey-Lee Public Schools will receive two additional federal grants on top of an earlier School Improvement Grant, putting the total at more than $2.5 million, according to The Grand Rapids Press.
The newest grants are intended to improve math skills and the “culture and climate” at Lee High School, Superintendent David Britten told The Press.
The high school was among 92 earmarked by the state in 2010 as “low-achieving” due to poor test scores, The Press reported. The grant funds are allocated over three years; the district began using funds this year to improve student literacy, according to the Press.
A majority of the school’s students come from limited English-speaking households, the Press reported.
Another program funded through the grants will be this summer’s two-week Algebra Camp, in which incoming ninth-graders will get a head start on the fall coursework, according to The Press. Some students enter high school already behind on math skills, Britten told The Press.
The Grand Rapids Press, “Godfrey-Lee schools awarded $625,000 more in federal funds,” June 14, 2011
Michigan Education Digest, “Low-performers eligible for grants,” June 15, 2010