State Superintendent of Education to Visit Ouachita Parish

Published 02/05 2013 03:05PM

Updated 02/25 2013 05:54PM

BATON ROUGE, La. - Wednesday, State Superintendent of Education John White will present a check for $150,000 to Ouachita Parish Superintendent Dr. Robert Webber a
the Ouachita Parish School Board offices to recognize the district for its winning application in the $4 million competitive Believe and Include grant initiative to serve students with disabilities. Three Ouachita Parish schools - Richwood Middle School, Riser Middle School and Ouachita Junior High School - partnered together for the Zap the Gap initiative aimed at increasing the academic performance of students with disabilities in English Language Arts and math.
Supt. White will also recognize 19 Ouachita Parish schools for earning the Top Gains School designation for the 2011-2012 school year. Supt. White will present the district with a check in the amount of more than $160,000 as a reward for increasing student achievement. For the 2011-2012 school year, 440 schools were designated as Top Gains schools, which are schools that improved their School Performance Score by or beyond a pre-determined growth target. 
State Superintendent of Education John White 
Reward Presentations for Believe and Include grant and Top Gains Schools
Ouachita Parish School Board Office
100 Bry Street
Monroe, LA
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
2:00 p.m.

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