Hopkins Public Schools has received a $24,570 Michigan Department of Education grant through the Additional Instructional Time and Interventions program.
The grant is designed to provide schools with funds to offer K-3 students additional instructional time or literacy interventions, particularly those who have been identified as needing extra support in order to be reading at grade level by the end of third grade.
These funds are being used to supplement Leveled Literacy Intervention kits with teacher editions as well as supplementing the technology the Gun Lake Tribe gifted the district earlier this year. The funds from the Gun Lake Tribe allowed the district to purchase ten iPads for each Y5’s through second grade classrooms and three Chromebook carts that can be taken into elementary classrooms for curricular activities.
Various apps, programs and/or software are among the things that these funds will provide which will directly support the efforts to increase the number of students reading at grade level by the end of third grade.