COLUMBUS, Ind.–Bartholomew County School Corporation (BCSC) was awarded $750,000 in grants from the Columbus Redevelopment Commission (CRC) Tuesday night at the Columbus City Council meeting. Requests for $500,000 or more require the CRC to get approval from the council.
The money is intended to further the school system’s workforce development programs and is destined to be split three ways:
- iGrad: $253,825
- STEM: $228,778
- Transition planning: $267,397
BCSC has made a case for the grants for the third consecutive year. Superintendent Dr. Jim Roberts bolstered his position to the city by presenting data that indicated these funds have made a significant impact in each of the three areas designated to help all students graduate.