Funds available for at-risk student services

James E. Carr, county school superintendent, announces funds are available to provide services through community agencies to at-risk students. Alabama legislation specifies that such community agencies must be “nonprofit – 501(c)(3) status, nongovernment” and that the programs of the agencies will “directly assist in improving academic performance.”

For further information or a Request of Proposal Application (RFP), contact Stoney M. Beavers at 205-625-4102. An RFP must address the established priorities of the At-Risk Program of the Blount County Board of Education:

•increase the percentage of proficient students on state assessments.

•decrease the number of high school dropouts.

•increase the graduation rate.

•provide interventions and support for struggling students.

Completed applications and 501(c)(3) letters must be submitted to the Blount County Board of Education office by 4 p.m. on Aug. 14.