posted Mar 18, 2015, 6:41 AM by Kay Ball
updated Mar 18, 2015, 6:46 AM
Last week, Yancey County Schools was informed that Bald Creek Elementary School has been awarded an $100,000 NC Title I Reward School Grant. Bald Creek Elementary has been named a NC Title I Reward School for the 2013-14 school year, a distinction given to the Top 10% of NC Title I Schools for sustained academic performance and/or student growth. Within that group of approximately 120 schools, the top 10% of the Reward Schools became eligible for the NC Title I Reward School Grants based on a school portfolio submitted to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s Federal Programs Office in October. Furthermore, the portfolio, along with an onsite interview from an NCDPI Federal Programs team, will be used to select North Carolina’s two Title I Distinguished Schools to represent the state at the National Title I Conference held later this year. Bald Creek is still awaiting to hear the outcome of that selection process.
Principal Sherry Robinson was obviously ecstatic over the announcement. “This grant is representative of the hard work and dedication of the faculty, staff, and students of Bald Creek Elementary School. We will use this grant to continue providing the best instruction each day in hopes of always improving as a school,” said Robinson. “We are proud of Bald Creek’s accomplishments this past year, and we certainly hope that we can see the effects of this grant five to seven years down the road as they continue to strive towards excellence,” said Dr. Tony Tipton, Superintendent of Yancey County Schools. The school must now develop a plan to use the grant to continue to provide high quality instruction to the students and professional development to the faculty and staff over the next 27 months