The funds come from the state’s 2010 Race to the Top federal grant. Schools received grants ranging from $12,500 to as much as $100,000.
“We are proud to be able to financially recognize the hard work of the teachers, students and staff of these schools,” Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi said in a statement. “The Strive HI awards reflect that the department is not only focused on intervention in current priority schools, but also encourages other schools across the islands to keep striving high.”
Five public schools received $100,000 one-time grants for their success restructuring and meeting annual progress goals for two years in a row: Hilo Intermediate School, King Intermediate School, Moanalua Middle School, Halau Ku Mana Public Charter School, and Waters of Life Public Charter School.