District hopes Straight A Fund grant can help expand STEM offerings

by Bob Gaetjens | Editor Published:

Streetsboro City Schools is planning to expand its STEM offerings, hopefully with help from a Straight A Fund grant.

The district plans to purchase a variety of equipment aimed at enriching offerings in its science, technology, engineering and math curriculum, according to Director of Curriculum Aireane Curtis. 

With the extra funding, Curtis said the district plans to expand STEM coursework at the high school level and in the elementary grades, as well.

She said the district is applying for $380,000 and plans to buy 3D printers, millers, robotic equipment and more with the funds. 

The money also would provide professional development for faculty, so they can make the best possible use of the equipment, she said. 

The $250 million Straight A Fund was created to promote innovative local ideas and programs to help transform and modernize Ohio’s education system. Streetsboro City Schools was among 446 local school districts which applied for a portion of the money.

See next week’s paper for more.

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