For information regarding the School Land Trust program, click here: http://www.schoollandtrust.org/
The School LAND Trust Program, established by the Legislature in 1999, distributes the “annual dividend” from the permanent State School Fund through school districts to all public schools in the state. Each year our School Community Council prepares a plan to address the greatest academic need for Barnett Elementary with the dividend. All parents are welcome to be a part of the council and assist in indentifying our school's greatest needs and how to spot our Trust Land monies.
In an effort to keep parents informed, the $35,000 Trust Land monies we received last year helped us hire Reading and Math Tutors to work one-on-one with students to help improve their reading and math. We were also able to provide training and professional development for our teachers. Chromebooks were purchased to keep the use of technology current in our classrooms. Using these monies was a great help to our teachers, students, and community. 65% of our students in grades 1-6 were reading on grade level last spring and over 80% of our students made a year's growth in reading. As a school we continue to strive to improve in Language Arts, Math, and Science on the SAGE End of Year Tests. We appreciate our School Community Council for all of their help and input to use this money as effectively as possible this year. Thank you!