[r49] Rep. Culver congratulates Goshen Community Schools (4/19/2012)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Start Date: 4/19/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 4/19/2012

Goshen Schools honored with “Excellence in Performance Grant”

STATEHOUSE— State Representative Wes Culver (R- Goshen) congratulates Goshen Community Schools on becoming one of the first recipients of Indiana’s “Excellence in Performance Grant.”

Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett honored 28 school corporations throughout the state during a press conference held at the Statehouse.

The grant was created by the General Assembly during the 2011 legislative session and distributes six million dollars to winning school corporations around the state to recognize and reward their excellent teachers.

“It is great to see teachers in our area rewarded for a job well-done,” said Rep. Culver. “They are leading the way for these students, so it is assuring to know we have quality teachers who are making education their top priority and setting a positive example.”

The 2011 budget established the Excellence in Performance Awards for Teachers grant program. It provided that the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) develop and manage the grant program and requires the State Budget Committee to review the allotment of funds made through the grant program.

“This was a very selective grant that was only given to elite school systems throughout the state. This is without a doubt a major accomplishment that Goshen Community Schools should be proud of,” said Rep. Culver. “We must continue to emphasis the achievement of our great teachers and work toward providing our students with the best educational experience possible.”

Goshen Community Schools was allocated $160,041.