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TDOE awards $20K locally
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Director of Schools Bobby Cox shared the latest release from the state regarding career and technical education (CTE) middle school grants and expansion grants. 

“We are very proud to receive this funding and want to thank Tracy Risinger for her continued efforts to apply for funding to improve our CTE program district-wide,” said Cox.

Gov. Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Education are awarding start-up grants to fund new opportunities for students in middle school.

“The sooner we can introduce valuable career and technical skills to students, the better prepared they are to enter the workforce when they graduate,” said Gov. Lee. “I’m pleased to see these grants are being delivered and I am incredibly optimistic about the impact they will have on Tennessee’s kids.”

The Best for All strategic plan includes supports for all students to explore career paths and earn postsecondary credit. The middle school STEM and CTE start-up grants will emphasize middle school CTE classrooms across Tennessee with the goal of adding an additional 100 new middle school STEM programs by 2022. 

WCHS will receive a $10,000 Early Postsecondary Expansion Grant, while the following Warren County schools will receive a collective $10,000 Middle School CTE Start-Up Grant:

• Centertown 

• Dibrell

• Eastside

• Irving College

• Morrison

• WCMS

The funds will be available to schools Jan. 1.