TCSD was just awarded a School Climate Grant in the total amount of $2,392,665.68. Credit goes out to a team of four employees: Marianne Oborn, Rob Couraud, Jerri Sagers, and Jonathan Stewart. We received the official notification from Senator Orrin Hatch just today. The grant distribution is over 5 years at approximately $475,000 per year. This is a federal Safe & Drug-Free School & Communities Act of ESEA grant award. It was a nation-wide and highly competitive grant opportunity. The funds will be used for professional development, curriculum, bully prevention, data systems, school-wide positive behavioral intervention & support, travel, national and state conferences, educator’s handbook, individual student counseling, hiring of a project manager & data specialist, etc. There is also funding to help at the school level with stipends around promotion of positive school climate in all district schools.
Congratulations and great job! We are extremely pleased with this additional funding and excited to continue the work of improving school climate and safety in our district. Stay tuned for more information to be provided at our next board meeting.
Dr. Scott A. Rogers
Superintendent of Schools
Tooele County School District