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Literacy Grant Approved for Toombs Schools
Monday, 17 March 2014

March 17--  The Toombs County School System is receiving a $1.4 million dollar federal grant to help improve reading and writing skills of students.

Title 1 Director Cheryl Metzler made the announcement at the school board's March meeting.

"This money will be used for professional learning for teachers in the area of literacy in kindergarten through the twelfth grade.  It will be used for classroom libraries, media center materials and the technology we need to run the literacy programs we are purchasing.

"We are just ecstatic.  This is quite an infusion of cash.  We have been strapped in recent years to have money to purchase a lot of extras in terms of reading material for students so this is like the gold at the end of the rainbow," she said.

Instructional coaches at each of the schools in the system drafted the grant request and deserve all the credit, according to Ms. Metzler.

Vidalia received a similar grant last year and Wheeler County also got one this year.  Toombs County hopes to work with those two systems in attracting quality instructors for professional development of faculy members, she said.

The grant covers a five-year period.


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