Seymour school board accepts grants


The Seymour Community School Corp. board of education recently unanimously approved accepting four grants.

The Indiana Department of Education Digital Capacity Grant, valued at $75,000, will be used to train staff on digital resources and instructional strategies and will be put to good use for staff and students, said Assistant Superintendent Lisa Ferguson.

The Indiana Literacy Early Intervention Grant is for $16,339.31. Diane Altemeyer, director of federal and state programs for SCSC, said the funding will be used to purchase intervention kids to serve students who have characteristics of dyslexia.

“You’ll remember several years ago, that was put into effect, and so we’re working through our grade levels to support that initiative with these funds,” she told the board.

The board also accepted a $38,795.29 High Ability Grant that will be used for education and professional development for staff to benefit students identified as high ability.

Finally, the corporation received a $100,000 Secured Schools Safety Grant to fund the school resource officer program.

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