Rural School Districts in Georgia Receive $3.6 Million to Assist with School Improvements

Rural School Districts in Georgia Receive $3.6 Million to Assist with School Improvements

November 19, 2019

The Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) is awarding nine rural school districts across the state a total of $3.6 million in Rural Resource Grants to help in their school improvement efforts. According to State Chief Richard Woods, “Rural schools often face unique resource gaps that make it difficult to provide the strongest possible educational experience for students.” These federal funds are intended “to provide additional resources to impact the classroom in rural school districts.” Under ESSA, “states are required to identify schools in need of additional support” and the GADOE “is committed to a school improvement process that gives all districts the support they need.”