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Hernando schools get $1 million in recognition awards

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Six Hernando County schools will receive more than $1 million through the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) School Recognition Program.

The awards are given to schools across the state that have demonstrated student growth and teaching excellence during the 2021-2022 school year. To be eligible, schools must receive a school grade of “A” or improve at least one letter grade from the prior year.

Hernando School District Superintendent John Stratton said he was pleased to see the awards program return.
“And we are honored to be included in this year’s list of recipients,” he said.

In all, Hernando Schools will receive $1,055,14, Stratton said.

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Specifically, Pine Grove Elementary School will receive $169,377 with $154,666 going to Suncoast Elementary and $135,937 going to Chocachatti Elementary.

In addition, the Challenger K-8 School of Science and Math will receive $269,851, with $285,774 going to Winding Waters K-8 and $39,539 going to the Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology.

Schools receiving the awards may use the revenue to fund faculty and staff bonuses, or to purchase educational equipment or materials or to hire temporary school personnel necessary to maintain or improve student performance, or to hire temporary school personnel necessary to maintain or improve student performance.

This year the program awarded $200 million in awards to 1,400 schools across the state.

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