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Primary and Intermediate Center Magnet Grant

The South Bend Community School Corporation will be submitting a grant application to fund magnet schools at the primary and intermediate levels. The purpose of the grant is to eliminate, reduce, or prevent racial isolation. The duration of the grant is three years and the total funding available is $12 million. The grant money would be used to train teachers, purchase equipment and provide staff the support the programs. The funding may not be used for transportation or construction.

A committee of School Board members and administrators has met over the past few months and has made the following recommendations to the Board of Schools Trustees:
  • A Montessori program at Marquette Primary Center
  • A fine arts magnet program at Perley Primary Center
  • A fine arts magnet program at Dickinson Intermediate Center

Informational meetings about the magnet grant application were held at
  • Perley Primary Center on Wednesday March 7 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Marquette Primary Center on Thursday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Dickinson Intermediate Center on Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m.

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Perley/Dickinson Proposed Fine Arts Magnet Video (Flash)