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Sebring Local School District awarded more than $1,000,000

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The Sebring Local School District was awarded $1,030,318 from the Ohio Department of Education's Office of Improvement and Innovation's School Quality Improvement Grant.

The district says it plans to hire a site-based service coordinator with the grant money. 

The site-based service coordinator will develop student and family supports in the form of programs and activities to enhance the personal, social and emotional development of students. They will also establish partnerships between the school, community organizations, businesses and faith-based organizations to provide support services.

The money will also be used to help fund professional development to institute culturally responsive or trauma-informed practices by providing opportunities for diverse classrooms with students of different cultures and/or have dealt with different types of trauma throughout their lives. 

The district will also seek to expand family engagement and community connections, and address identified climate issues, working with parents of students to make them feel better about those students participating in school activities if the parents do not have good memories of their school days.

"Creating a strong engagement with our community and families and quality nonacademic supports are essential to creating conditions that help students improve and succeed," Toni Viscounte, Sebring Schools superintendent said, "Sebring Local Schools are fortunate to receive this grant."
 

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