Pinellas seeking $500,000 AmeriCorps grant
If the district succeeds in getting the three-year grant, AmeriCorps volunteers would be trained to work in Fairmount,
Student volunteers would provide tutoring services, while onsite substitutes would be used to reduce the number of unfilled teacher vacancies, according to the district. The liaison would work to improve communication with parents. And one of the onsite substitutes at each school would be trained in a literacy program.
The district would provide matching funds of about $611,000.
The grant application is due April 1. Pinellas will learn in July if they will receive the money from the School Turnaround AmeriCorps initiative. If the district gets the grant, the program will start in August and conclude in July 2016.