Sebring school district gets over $1million in equality grant funding

SEBRING–The Sebring Local School District was awarded $1,030,318 thanks to the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Improvement and Innovation’s School Quality Improvement Grant.

With the grant money, Sebring Local Schools plan to hire a site-based service coordinator who will develop student and family supports. The service coordinator will also establish partnerships between the school, community organizations, businesses and faith-based organizations to provide support services.

The grant money will also help provide professional development to institute culturally responsive or trauma-informed practices, expand family engagement and community connections, and address identified climate issues.

“Creating a strong engagement with our community and families and quality non-academic supports are essential to creating conditions that help students improve and succeed,” said Toni Viscounte, Sebring Schools superintendent. “Sebring Local Schools are fortunate to receive this grant.”

This grant is focused upon providing support and oversight to build the capacity of districts/schools to engage in inclusive, continuous and targeted improvement in order to raise student achievement that is sustainable.

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