School system awarded GaDOE grants

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The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is awarding a third series of Opportunity Grants to help districts expand options and opportunities for their students, and Fayette County Public Schools will receive nearly $80,000.

The grants total $6,123,948 to support advanced learning; digital media and literacy; health and physical education; world languages; mathematics, science, and social studies instruction.

Fayette County Public Schools was awarded grant monies totaling $79,602. It was split among grants for digital media and library ($1,826), mathematics ($52,746), science ($8,127), and social studies ($16,903).

GaDOE awarded previous rounds of Opportunity Grants in March 2023 and March 2022.

“We are committed to expanding opportunities and broadening horizons for our students,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “This is a continued investment in our children, ensuring they have access to an engaging education that prepares them for life.”

The Opportunity Grants are made possible through federal stimulus funds under the American Rescue Plan.