The Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation is set to receive additional money from the city of Columbus to help students prepare for life after the classroom.
Superintendent Dr. Jim Roberts explains that the city’s redevelopment commission approved a resolution to provide a workforce development grant to BCSC. Along with iGrad, the funding will benefit the school corporation’s STEM programs.
Roberts adds that this funding will also help with training and learning opportunities to help special-needs students transfer to the workforce. This $750,000 will come out of the city’s central tax-increment financing allocation area. This marks the third year that the city has provided such a grant.
The redevelopment commission voted unanimously to approve the request.