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State approves $100K grant for Lyndonville schools

Posted 12 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release, Lyndonville Central School

LYNDONVILLE – Lyndonville Central School has been awarded a $100,000 New York State Performance Improvement Grant.

The district was a recipient last year, and in order to qualify for funding this year, Lyndonville had to demonstrate significant academic gains and growth, as well as meeting the goals of the grant.

The Performance Improvement Grant is used to support Lyndonville’s mission of ensuring that its students are college and career ready. Specifically, the grant will be used to support the AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) Program. AVID is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance.

The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.

“This second year of grant funding will allow our district to continue to provide exceptional learning opportunities for our students as well as meaningful professional development for our teachers,” said Jason Smith, superintendent of schools.

Anne Marie Holland, director of Special Programs for the district, said the grant gives teachers additional staff development in AVID strategies, and will increase college opportunities for students.