Two Monroe County Elementary Schools Are Dual Language Immersion Pilot Program Grant Recipients

Indiana Department of Education

(UNDATED) – The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced Thursday additional grant recipients of the Indiana Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program. Monroe County Community Schools Corporation’s Summit and Clear Creek Elementary Schools received a $20,000 grant to teach Spanish.

Due to the availability of additional funding, Indiana opened the second round of awards for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation – Clifty Creek Elementary- Spanish $20,000
  • Batesville Community School Corporation – Batesville Primary School – Mandarin $20,000
  • Logansport Community School Corporation – Landis Elementary School -Spanish $20,000
  • Monroe County Community School Corporation – Summit Elementary and Clear Creek Elementary – Spanish $37,000
  • MSD of Lawrence Township – Harrison Hill Elementary, Indian Creek Elementary, Mary Castle Elementary, Skiles Test Elementary, Sunnyside Elementary – Spanish $50,000
  • MSD of Warren Township – Pleasant Run Elementary School – Spanish $20,000
  • Muncie Community Schools – West View Elementary School – Spanish $20,000
  • * South Bend Community School Corporation – Clay International Academy -French $50,000
  • Wabash City Schools – O.J. Neighbours Elementary School – Spanish $20,000
  • Warsaw Community Schools Eisenhower Elementary School and Leesburg Elementary School Spanish $20,000.00
  • West Noble School Corporation – West Noble Primary School – Spanish $20,000

*Indicates a school receiving DLI funding for either their first year or to begin a new language program.

State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick

“When we immerse our students in diverse cultures and languages, we provide an education that better prepares them for the world in which we live,” said State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick. “I am proud to see these awarded schools continuing to expand already strong learning environments for our kids.”

The DLI Program distributes financial assistance to school corporations or charter schools for either the establishment of new programs or the introduction of new languages within existing programs. DLI programs must begin in kindergarten or first grade and use an instructional model that provides at least 50 percent of its instruction in a target language, with the remaining instructional time in English. In total, 10 schools received awards to continue existing programs, with one school receiving funding to begin a new language program.

For additional information on the DLI Program, visit:  www.doe.in.gov/standards/dual-language-immersion.

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