South Vermillion Community School

Grant Awards

Grants Awarded to SV Schools
Posted on 02/06/2020
Funds will be used for STEM-focused curriculumSouth Vermillion Schools was recently awarded 2 grants to help in the planning and implementation of STEM curriculum. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) classes will be implemented in grades K-12. Teachers and administrators have been conducting school visits, attending STEM workshops, and speaking with other schools and Project Lead the Way leaders in preparation for this endeavor. SV administrators will attend the Project Lead the Way Summit (PLTW) in Indianapolis February 8-10. 

South Vermillion was awarded $75,000 for 3 years from the Giacoletto Foundation, a philantropic organization that seeks to honor the memory of John and Lawrence Giacoletto, who were both Clinton residents and graduates.  The foundation provides funds to government and not-for-profit organizations which support higher education and lifelong learning (more information can be found on their website).


South Vermillion Schools was also awarded a $50,000 STEM Acceleration Grant to assist as well. According to DOE's announcement, The awards will allow districts to accelerate, scale, or implement a STEM curricula grounded in problem/project-based or inquiry-based pedagogy, and incorporating teacher training and support. The press release can be found on this website). 

The district is also continuing to apply for more funding and seeking community and corporate partnerships to help fund the initiative. South Vermillion is following DOE's 6 year Strategic Plan for STEM and Computer Science integration. 

Indiana Department of Education STEM Strategic Plan
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