Updated: Danville High School gets $6 million grant

Updated 4:25 p.m.:

The head of the Danville School District says a large grant that was awarded to Danville High School will be "big shot in the arm" for the school.

The high school is one of four high schools in the state that will share $22 million.  The district was made aware of the award last month, and the state board of education officially announced it on Tuesday.

Danville will receive $ 6 million to help start a 30 minute enrichment period for students so they can get help in areas where they might be struggling.

Danville School District Superintendent Mark Denman said the award is largest grant that any of the schools in the district has ever received.  He said it will help the high school improve its instruction to students in several areas.



The program will also assist juniors who are studying for the Prairie State Achievement Exam, which includes the ACT, while seniors will get assistance applying to college.

Denman said the grant will allow the district to hire five new people to help administer the program.

To be eligible for the funding, districts must implement one of four intervention models:  turnaround, restart, transformation or school closure.  Denman said Danville High School fits into the turnaround category.

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Original story:

Danville High School is one of four school districts in the state that will share $22 million.

The school will receive $6 million to help start a 30 minute enrichment period for students so they can get help in areas where they might be struggling.  The program could assist junior year students who are studying for the Prairie State Achievement Exam, which includes the ACT, while seniors might get assistance applying to college.

The grant will be paid out over a three year period.  To be eligible for the funding, districts must implement one of four intervention models:  turnaround, restart, transformation or school closure.

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