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Batesville High School shares ideas for $500K grant

High school earned grant from community votes this summer

(BATESVILLE, Ind.) -- Batesville High School is looking toward the future after a grant the school earned earlier this year.


Batesville won the Excellence in Next Level Educational Experiences and Opportunities grant this summer.


The high school was awarded $500,000 after an online voting competition through the Indiana Department of Education.


“Cognizant that the community played a major role in our success, BCSC leadership has spent the last weeks carefully reviewing potential initiatives to support with the funds. The community came together to make this happen and we plan to be good stewards by supporting programs that will make a strategic, lasting impact for Batesville Bulldogs.”


While discussions are still underway, initial grant funding ideas include:


● Support for the Bulldog Ready educational transformation that includes evolving

professional responsibilities, leadership development opportunities, and further

community involvement;


● Expansion of Project Lead the Way programming at BHS and the introduction of this

engineering initiative at Batesville Middle School (BMS);


● Ongoing support for the Batesville Innovation Center, currently under construction on

the BHS campus;


● An extended commitment to the corporation’s current wellness initiative, servicing all

BCSC staff and students;


● Focused leadership development programs to align with Batesville’s Bulldog Ready

process and strategic plan; and


● Staff professional development opportunities including:


Literacy and reading, leadership development; innovation, creativity, wellness, teacher externship opportunities and targeted staff certifications.


“The timing couldn’t have been better, with the construction of the BHS Innovation Center underway and the community involvement in the Bulldog Ready process ramping up. We embrace our responsibility to ensure that the grant dollars spent enhance what we can accomplish at BCSC," Allen added.

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