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BCSD Awarded Opportunity Grant from the Georgia Department of Education

Schools within Baldwin County have been awarded various Opportunity Grants by the Georgia Department of Education totaling $17,815. Lakeview Primary School, Midway Hills Academy, and Midway Hills Primary were awarded roughly $3,000 each for Health and Physical Education initiatives. Lakeview Academy, Midway Hills Academy, and Oak Hill Middle School also each received about $3,000 for Fine Arts Consumables and Equipment. Congratulations to all of our schools who have received funding for their continued work in supporting the physical health and pursuit of the fine arts for all of our students.

“Georgia is committed to expanding opportunities for students and providing an enriching educational experience in the core content areas and beyond,” State School Superintendent Woods said. “These grants ensure that students across the state have access to educational opportunities that prepare them for life and keep them engaged in school.” Below are the types of Opportunity Grants being awarded:

  • Fine Arts: Awarded to 243 schools, the Fine Arts Consumables and Equipment (FACE) grant provides up to $3,000 per teacher for the acquisition of supplies and equipment needed to teach the required Georgia Standards of Excellence for Fine Arts.

  • Health and Physical Education: Awarded to 201 schools, the Health and Physical Education Equipment (HPE) grant provides up to $3,000 per school for the acquisition of equipment needed to support health and physical education instruction.

  • World Languages – PARTNER: Awarded to 10 schools, the Providing Access for Rural Teachers for New Equipment and Resources (PARTNER) grant allows world language teachers to implement sustainable world language instructional initiatives and increase access to quality world language education.

  • World Languages – Cross-Curriculum Innovation: Awarded to 12 schools, the Cross-Curriculum Innovation (CCI) grant supports innovative connections between world language and other areas of the curriculum.

  • Summer Bridge Program: Awarded to 32 schools, this grant provides up to $15,000 per school to implement summer programs with the purpose of accelerating student learning. These grants are targeted to programs serving K-8 students in rural districts.

The Opportunity Grants are made possible through federal stimulus funds under the American Rescue Plan (ARP – ESSER).

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