Shannon Middle School not chosen for grant

SHANNON – The middle school was not chosen to receive a federal School Improvement Grant, but Superintendent Mike Scott said that the school will still undergo dramatic reform.
The school was eligible for the grant because its scores were in the bottom 5 percent on the state test. It would have brought the school $1 million to $1.25 million per year for the next three years.
Keith Steele, formerly the district’s assistant superintendent, was named the new principal at the school, which Scott said will still have a flexible schedule and other innovations.
Scott said the grant would have allowed the district to offer incentives for teachers, to improve professional development and to purchase new technology.

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