Rep. Lehman congratulates North Adams Community Schools on grant awards
STATEHOUSE – North Adams Community Schools were awarded an Excellence in Performance Award grant of $172,790 by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) today. State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) extends his congratulations to the teachers and schools in his district that were honored.
“This was a collaborative effort. I am pleased that the teachers and administrators are being recognized for their hard work and dedication to prepare and educate future generations of Hoosiers,” said Rep. Lehman. “These educators make a positive impact on our children every day, and we should all be proud of what they have accomplished.”
The 2011 state budget established the Excellence in Performance Awards for Teachers grant program. The grant appropriated $6 million to be allocated to school corporations and charter schools to make cash awards to teachers rated as effective or highly effective through a performance evaluation system that meets IDOE and state law requirements.
More information can be found on IDOE’s website at www.doe.in.gov under ‘Hot Topics,’ ‘Educator Effectiveness’ and ‘Compensation.’
“Our teachers deserve to be rewarded and recognized for the exemplary contribution to the future know-how of your students,” said Rep. Lehman. “We want to continue to make a difference in the lives of our teachers, who are making a profound impact on the lives of our students.”
Note: The picture attached is of representatives from North Adams Community Schools receiving the Excellence in Performance Award.