• By Jasmine Schetalia Agyemang
  • Friday, November 22, 2019

District Career, Technical and Agricultural Education programs awarded state grants

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Muscogee County School District

2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

For Immediate Release
Mercedes Parham
Director of Communications and Open Records Officer
Office: (706) 748-2034
Fax: (706) 748-2036
www.muscogee.k12.ga.us

MEDIA RELEASE
Columbus, GA – We are proud to announce that five Muscogee County School District Schools have been awarded a total of $88,746 in Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Opportunities Equipment Grants for the FY20 school year by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). In addition, the District was awarded a $25,000 Computer Science for Georgia (CS4GA ) Computer Science Capacity Grant.

The purpose of the CTAE Opportunities Equipment Grant is to provide funds for industry-standard equipment for CTAE labs and classrooms. The equipment will enhance the instructional opportunities for the students in the CTAE programs. This grant was available to high school and middle school programs and the Elementary Agriculture pilot programs.

The following schools were awarded CTAE Equipment Grants:

School Name

Program Area

Allocation

Midland Middle School

Audio, Video, Technology & Film

$30,000

Hardaway High School

Healthcare Science

$16,000

Jordan High School

Automotive

$23,571

Rothschild Middle School

Business Management & Admin

$11,175

South Columbus Elementary

Agriculture Elementary Pilot

$8,000



According to GaDOE, to be considered eligible, a program must:

  • Be a high school or middle school CTAE program or an Elementary Agriculture Pilot Program.
  • Have a significant need for equipment upgrades.
  • Have a current Advisory Committee to include industry and educational partners that meets two times per year
The Computer Science Capacity Grant will provide funding for teachers across the District to participate in professional learning opportunities, including credential programs. Computer Science for Georgia (CS4GA) is a collective impact effort led by GaDOE and diverse stakeholders to bring quality Computer Science education to all children in K-12 statewide systems.

The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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