PSD awarded $259,000 collaboration grant
The Pendleton School District has been awarded a $259,663.45 grant as part of the Oregon School District Collaboration Grant Program from the Oregon Department of Education. The program is designed to improve student achievement through the voluntary collaboration of teachers and administrators.
The grant was established by the 2011 state Legislature through the passage of Senate Bill 252. School districts, like Pendleton, that receive the grant are required to establish a design team and collaborative process for project planning, design and implementation. They must design and implement models that are research-based in the four statutory focus areas: career pathways, evaluation processes, compensation models, and enhanced professional development opportunities.
The Pendleton School District already began this process earlier in the 2011-2012 school year through the CLASS (Creative Leadership Achieves Stu
dent Success) Program through the Chalkboard Project. The District received a $30,000 Phase I Design Grant for this school year for this project. The Collaboration Grant is part of the next steps towards improving the focus areas.
The Collaboration Grant will run through the 2012-2013 school year. The District learned it had received the grant on Thursday.
“We’re very proud of our CLASS design team in our District for their hard work in getting us to this point,” said Tricia Baker, Assistant Superintendent for the District. “We have an amazing staff who are dedicated to the improvement of our students and our District.”