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County School Board to Consider IDEA Grants Thursday | Local News


The Greene County School Board will consider a grant on Thursday to cover the cost of salary and benefits for a special education intervention coach, a new progress tracking tool and training for special education teachers.

The IDEA Systemic Change Partnership Implementation Grant (K-12) is $ 100,000.

The board will also be considering a second IDEA Partnership for Systemic Change (Preschool) Sustainability grant in the amount of $ 14,217 for the 2021-2022 school year.

This funding is intended to improve the educational outcomes of students with disabilities aged 3 to 5 through the purchase of educational supplies and materials related to sensory manipulation and occupational therapy equipment, according to the council’s agenda. The grant will also provide substitute teachers for nine teachers for three days each so that those teachers can attend professional development courses for members of the National Association for Early Childhood Education.

The board will also review two memoranda of understanding for special education services during the 2021-22 school year with the Tennessee School for the Blind and the Tennessee School for the Deaf. District special education supervisor Dr Melinda Pruitt said the district-schools relationship is in place, but written memoranda of understanding are a new state requirement.

Also on the agenda is a budget revision for the purchase of a viewfinder for a study program in architecture and construction at the Thomas Howard McNeese Center.

The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Greene Technology Center, 1121 Hal Henard Road.


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