Lawrenceburg Grants $2M To Local Schools

Posted On May 25, 2012

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – The City of Lawrenceburg is again helping out Dearborn County’s three school districts.


Lawrenceburg City Council this week approved its annual school grants. The city budgets $2 million each year for the grants. The amount was equally distributed – $657,966 to each of the three school corporations, plus a smaller amount for Saint Lawrence Catholic School in Lawrenceburg.


Lawrenceburg Community Schools will use its grant money help fund the Plato Learning/Credit Recovery program, math and reading programs, and Project Lead the Way staff salaries, and membership fees for the Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Special Education Cooperative for special needs students.


The city ‘s grant to South Dearborn Community Schools will be used for a technology expansion to bring wireless internet to all schools, RTI staff salaries, payment to the Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Special Education Cooperative, and salaries for four teachers involved in Project Lead the Way.


Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools is using its share to pay most of the salaries for nine guidance counselors district-wide in 2012-13.


The remaining amount of $26,000 went to Saint Lawrence. The money will be put to use upgrading computers, software licensing fees, and tools for accelerated math classes.