Georgia Power recently awarded $3 million in grant funding for Dougherty County School System along with three other school systems. The funds will be used to further career readiness and multigenerational economic stability.
Funding for the future
The grant funding for Dougherty County School System will total $750,000. The funds will be used for a several things.
For instance, a career-focused high school graduation track will be developed. It will add to current career, technical and agricultural education options.
Future plans include paid internships and more career guidance, for one thing. Secondly, there will be more technical training plus the chance to earn industry certificates.
Besides helping students, recent reports pointed out parents will benefit too. Established partnerships with Albany Tech and other community groups will help sharp job-ready skills for parents. These connections will help with additional skills training for adult family members looking to jump start their careers.
But that’s not all the grant funding for Dougherty County School System will support. What’s more, current school programs will be improved. More specifically this includes the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Three other Georgia school systems were selected by Georgia Power to receive grant funding. Those selected include Clayton County Schools, Savannah-Chatham County Schools and Richmond County Schools.
The selection criteria for the school districts participating in the initiative were based on several factors. For example, educational leaders within each system were interviewed as part of the process.
Other deciding factors included research on the area’s poverty rates, unemployment and postsecondary preparedness—just to name a few.
More about Dougherty County School System
Dougherty County School System is the largest school system in the state’s second congressional district. It prides itself on innovation and public education advocacy.
According to the About Us section of their website, the school system serves 14,479 students. The graduation rate is 86 percent district-wide. Did you know? Summer Lane is zoned for Dougherty County schools!
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