INDIANAPOLIS – Warsaw Community Schools received a $20,000 grant for its Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program.
The Indiana Department of Education announced Thursday, Dec. 5, additional grant recipients of the Dual Language Immersion Program.
Due to the availability of additional funding, Indiana opened a second round of awards for the 2019-2020 school year.
Warsaw was awarded $20,000 and was the only area school to receive additional money for the program.
“When we immerse our students in diverse cultures and languages, we provide an education that better prepares them for the world in which we live,” said State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick. “I am proud to see these awarded schools continuing to expand already strong learning environments for our kids.”
The DLI Program distributes financial assistance to school corporations or charter schools for either the establishment of new programs or the introduction of new languages within existing programs. DLI programs must begin in kindergarten or first grade and use an instructional model that provides at least 50 percent of its instruction in a target language, with the remaining instructional time in English. In total, 10 schools received awards to continue existing programs, with one school receiving funding to begin a new language program.
Find the state’s news release and a list of recipients here.