Flint Water Crisis
The USDOE press release dated October 7, 2016 stated USDOE’s Office of Safety and Healthy Students has awarded $480,000 to Flint Community Schools in Flint, MI. According to the press release the grant will be “used to restore the learning environment following the water crisis that began in 2014.” Further information on the award other federal efforts to assist Flint can be found at:
Genesse Intermediate School District
Genesee Intermediate School District is also part of another exciting project currently under development. This new project is a combined effort with non-profit Flint Kids Learn, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint), Flint Schools and Genesee Intermediate School District. These organizations and foundations have continued to be a part of developing projects to assist Flint children, which has made a tremendous impact in the Flint community.
The project is a new school located in Flint expected to open in the Fall of 2017. The school will be servicing Flint student’s ages 8 weeks to 3 years old. It will also include an adult education learning space, a need identified by community organizations. Genesee Intermediate School District will provide educational programming and services to an expected 200+ children. UM-Flint will collect data and conduct research needed by policy makers.
Genesee Intermediate School District is excited to be a part of such a valuable project which will provide the much needed programs, services and many other supports to the Flint residents. The full article regarding this project can be found at:
Florida Match Funding for Private and Charter Schools
The 2016 Florida Legislature appropriated funding to be used for the state match for Medicaid-reimbursable services provided by private and charter schools. The state Medicaid agency is submitting a Medicaid state plan amendment to add the private and charter school providers.