Evansville School District Receives Federal Grant

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April 15, 2014

News Release

Washington D.C. — The U.S. Department of Education has awarded 67 grants totaling more than $33 million to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and community-based organizations that plan to implement comprehensive, integrated physical activity and nutrition programs for their students through the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP). Funding is intended to assist these entities with initiating, expanding, or enhancing physical education and nutrition education programs, including after-school programs, for students in kindergarten through 12th grades. Through these programs, it is expected that students will develop an appreciation for lifelong, healthy nutrition and physical education habits, and make progress toward meeting their state standards for physical education.

“A healthy, active lifestyle is an important ingredient of academic success,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “These grants are a resource to help schools and communities develop programs that teach students the importance of staying active and developing healthy lifestyles. We need more states, districts, schools and communities to recognize the critically important role of physical education in improving student engagement and achievement.”

Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting their state standards for physical education. In addition, these programs must undertake the following: 1) instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition, and 2) physical fitness activities that include at least one of the following:

fitness education and assessment to help students understand, improve, or maintain their physical well-being;
instruction in a variety of motor skills and physical activities designed to enhance the physical, mental, and social or emotional development of every student;
development of and instruction in cognitive concepts about motor skills and physical fitness that support a lifelong healthy lifestyle;
opportunities to develop positive social and cooperative skills through physical activity participation; and
opportunities for professional development for physical education teachers to stay abreast of the latest research, issues, and trends in the field of physical education.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students manages the PEP grants and supports efforts to create safe schools, ensure the health and well-being of students, teach students good citizenship and character, respond to crises, and prevent drug and alcohol abuse. For additional information on the PEP grant program, visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/whitephysed/index.html.

Below is a list of the 67 grantees:

Alaska
Alaska Gateway School District $469,262

Alabama
Gadsden City Board of Education $368,908
Walker County Board of Education $729,753

Arkansas
Mansfield School District 76 $160,000

Arizona
San Carlos Unified School District $578,221

California
California Health Collaborative $644,351
Youth Policy Institute $750,000
Mission View Public Charter School $256,764
Kids Moving, Inc. $602,760
Alta Vista Public Charter Inc. $427,942
Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF)Public Charter Schools $845,138

Colorado
School District No. 1 in the City and County of Denver $508,006

Connecticut
Capitol Region Education Council $350,452

Florida
The School Board of Broward County, FL $950,949
Caridad Center, Inc. $600,146

Idaho
Moscow School District No.281 $452,654

Illinois
Matteson School District 162 $242,470
Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 $550,190
East St. Louis School District 189 $635,985

Indiana
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation $384,563

Kansas
Boys and Girls Clubs of Topeka $272,480

Kentucky
Fleming County Schools $343,709
Danville Independent School District $379,796
Menifee County School District $260,261
Ashland Independent School District $214,843

Louisiana
Madison-Tallulah Education Center $573,202
Massachusetts
Somerville Public Schools $613,554
Brockton Public Schools $645,264

Maine
Healthy Community Coalition $727,772

Michigan
Kent Intermediate School District $429,404
Lansing School District $715,726

Minnesota
Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Community Schools $172,052
Hendricks Public School $420,408

Mississippi
Simpson County School District $496,618

Montana
Shepherd Public Schools $351,802
Hays Lodge ole School District 50 $390,684

North Dakota
Divide County #1 School District $690,869

Nebraska
Educational Service Unit #1 $494,356
Educational Service Unit #6 $760,419

New Mexico
The Grant Experts, dba: Capacity Builders, Inc. $718,465

New York
Holley Central School District $441,840
LeRoy Central School $445,037
St. Christophers Incorporated $577,861
Clyde-Savannah Central School District $358,468
I Challenge Myself, Inc. $219,622
Olean City School District $409,217
Lewiston-Porter Central School District $701,703

Ohio
Lake County General Health District $746,436

Oklahoma
Putnam City School District 1-001, Oklahoma County $734,222
Schools for Healthy Lifestyles, Inc. $934,767
Keys Public Schools $607,828
Checotah Public Schools $450,716

Pennsylvania
Keystone Central School District $280,570
Archway Charter School of Chester, Inc. $750,010
The School District of the City of Erie, PA $582,627
Shamokin Area School District $537,167

South Dakota
DIAL/MCEC $429,680

Tennessee
Boys Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley $509,412

Texas
Harlandale Independent School District $750,000

Utah
Salt Lake City School District $529,811

Wisconsin
Unity School District $375,151
West Allis-West Milwaukee School District $857,413
Lake Geneva Jt#1 Elementary School District $281,641
Pittsville School District $442,525
Riverdale School District $391,699
Highland School District $359,816
Mukwonago Area School District $446,041

Source: U.S. Department of Education

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