Defense grant to provide support to military students

Clover Park School District has been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) to provide additional support for military-dependent students at Mann and Woodbrook Middle Schools, Harrison Preparatory School and Lakes High School.

The grant will help to improve achievement of military students in grades 6 through 12 in math and English language arts using Response to Intervention (RTI), a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The grant will also expand the district’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) programs at these schools and provide additional counseling services.

“We are excited to partner with Greater Lakes Mental Health to provide additional counseling services to military-connected students,” said Brian Laubach, deputy superintendent. “We want to make sure they are given the tools and services to be as successful as possible.” 

The DoDEA grant program seeks to strengthen family-school-community relationships and enhance student achievement for military-dependent students.

This is the sixth DoDEA grant the district has received. The funding of the five-year grant began Aug. 1 and runs through July 2021.