State School Superintendent Richard Woods made an appearance at Mason Creek Middle School Thursday morning to celebrate the $1.6 million literacy grant awarded to the Douglas County School System.
Douglas County is one of 38 school districts in Georgia to be awarded the Literacy for Learning, Living, and Leading in Georgia (L4GA) grant by the Georgia Department of Education.
“We are thrilled and grateful to have these additional resources to use for our students,” said Douglas County Superintendent Trent North. “It was a competitive process, and we are delighted that our application was strong enough for us to be named one of 38 recipients in the state. Literacy is the foundation for success in all areas. We pledge to use these dollars wisely as we work to increase literacy for all of our children, and especially those who struggle.”
Georgia was awarded a total of $61,579,800 through the federal Striving Readers grant competition. Ninety-five percent of the funds are sub-granted to 38 districts. The school districts were selected through a competitive process based on the strength of their applications.