Eleven Seattle schools will receive funding from the Families and Education Levy to support struggling students and help close the achievement gap. An additional four elementary schools will open health clinics, under awards announced today by the city and Seattle Public Schools.
A total of $3.2 million will be invested in the 2013-2014 school year, adding to grants made last year under the current seven-year levy approved by Seattle voters in 2011.
Strategies funded under the current round of grants include additional math instruction, reading classes, after-school tutoring and behavioral support by both community organizations and students’ own teachers. Programs that received funding this year will continue to receive levy dollars through 2019, as long as student academic targets are met.
The elementary schools receiving funding are Graham Hill, Highland Park, Wing Luke and South Shore PK-8. Middle School recipients include Aki Kurose, Broadview-Thomson K-8, Eckstein, Jane Addams K-8, Orca K-8 and Salmon Bay K-8. Additionally, Cleveland High School will get levy dollars.
The four new elementary school-based health centers will be located at Bailey Gatzert, Dearborn Park, Van Asselt and West Seattle.
Over the life of the levy, a total of 23 schools are expected to be funded.