The Georgia Department of Education is awarding digital learning grants totaling $21,578,236 to 55 school districts throughout the state. The grants are intended to help districts shore up their digital/distance learning infrastructure in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eleven Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools have been awarded grants totaling $1,236,400.
The District's grant application highlighted efforts to provide digital resources to students so that all students have the opportunity to obtain equitable access to resources. Technology will be purchased to provide virtual learning with evidenced-based programs at home as well as at school. The grants are federal school improvement funds, and all districts with schools identified for Comprehensive Support & Improvement (CSI) or Targeted Support & Improvement (TSI) were eligible to apply.
Districts can use their digital learning funds from now through September 30, 2021. The amount of grants awarded to each of the eleven SCCPSS schools is listed below.
Andrea B. Williams Elementary School - $ 108,800.00
Butler Elementary School - $ 113,200.00
DeRenne Middle School - $ 143,000.00
Hodge Elementary School - $ 100,200.00
Hubert Middle School - $ 121,800.00
Mercer Middle School - $ 92,400.00
Myers Middle School - $ 114,000.00
School of Humanities at Juliette Gordon Low - $ 150,200.00
Shuman Elementary School - $ 123,200.00
Susie King Taylor Community School - $ 49,800.00
The School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High School - $ 119,800.00
About Savannah-Chatham County Public School System
The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is the 10th largest school district in the state of Georgia, the largest employer in Chatham county and serves almost 38,000 students in 55 elementary, middle and high schools, including 5 Charter Schools. Our vision is that ALL students are prepared for productive futures, from school to the global community. Our mission, to ignite a passion for learning and teaching at high levels, guides us every day to bring a love of learning to ALL students. To learn more about our schools and their many accomplishments, visit sccpss.com.