Seven schools are distinguished

Tue, 01/30/2007 - 4:23pm
By: The Citizen

Seven Fayette elementary schools have been designated “distinguished” and awarded more than $10,000 combined from the Georgia Department of Education.

All of the county’s Title 1 elementary schools earned the Title 1 Distinguished School award, meaning the schools have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under No Child Left Behind for three or more years. These schools are among 600 statewide that are receiving monetary awards for their efforts. Monetary awards are given to schools that have been Title 1 Distinguished for two or more years.

North Fayette and Robert J. Burch have met AYP for eight years and will receive an award of $3,684 each.

Peachtree City Elementary has logged five years of meeting AYP and receives $800.

Fayetteville Intermediate, East Fayette, Oak Grove and Hood Avenue Primary have all met AYP for four years and will be awarded $525 each.

The awards received by the schools must be used for an educational purpose such as implementation of special school-wide projects, the purchase of instructional resources and supplies or bonuses for principals, teachers and staff.

The monetary awards are paid for by federal Title 1 funds allocated under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

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