City of WPB Makes Investment in Student Success

City of West Palm Beach Makes Priceless Investment in Student Success
Posted on 02/25/2022
City of West Palm Beach presents donation checkThanks to a generous donation from the City of West Palm Beach, 11 local elementary schools will each receive $3,000. On February 24, 2022, Mayor Keith James presented a symbolic check to Superintendent Mike Burke. The donation will provide funding for programs, instructional materials, and equipment to benefit students within the lowest 25% in reading and/or math.

The following schools located in greater West Palm Beach stand to benefit from this donation: Belvedere Elementary, Egret Lake Elementary, Grassy Waters Elementary, Northboro Elementary, Northmore Elementary, Palmetto Elementary, Pleasant City Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, South Olive Elementary, U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary, and Westward Elementary.

Each of the schools will be eligible for a maximum of $3,000 in annual funding for as long as the program is funded. The Mayor’s Education Advisory Committee is led by Chair Marcia Bedasse, and it will review and recommend all requests for funding prior to each school receiving grant funds. The Department of Economic Development will issue the awards to eligible applicants.

By May 1 of each funding year, the recipient schools are required to complete and submit a detailed Data Summary Report showing how the students performed throughout the school year. The Report will include academic growth, instructional objectives, strategies, and outcomes.

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