Grants benefit students, programs in Horry Co. Schools

Horry County, SC - HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Horry County School District is receiving $287,419 in grants to benefit disabled students and a newly developed decision making program.

Teal Britton, spokeswoman for the district, said Horry County Schools received $110,908 funding as part of the At-Risk Innovative and Supplemental Grant for the 2010-2011 school year.

The extra money will allow the district to begin Too Good for Violence and Drugs Program to help students make strong decisions in situations involving drugs and alcohol. Students, according to officials, will be referred to the 12-week program through the Status Offender Diversion Program.

In addition to the At-Risk Innovative and Supplemental Grant, the Horry County School District has also received four individual Disabilities Education Act grants. The grants, Britton noted, total $176,511.

The grants will be used towards:

  • Creation of a mobile training lab where students, teachers and parents can learn about augmentative communication devices and assisting technology
  • Creation of the Preschool Center as part of the Parent Resource Center
  • Supporting preschool and child development literacy with Language Enhancements Strategies
  • Providing five high schools with teacher training on the Content Literacy Continuum of the Strategic Instruction Model

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