GOSHEN, Ind. (WSBT) — Goshen Community Schools received $50,000 Friday morning for its efforts to keep teachers in the district.
This is the 5th time ever the District Award of Excellence for Educator Effectiveness has been awarded. It is something the district has worked toward for quite a while now.
The District Award of Excellence for Educator Effectiveness is awarded by the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching.
It honors school districts that focus on supporting excellent instruction and improving student performance.
Goshen has made efforts to support teachers in the district and keep them in the district.
They have also worked to improve the success of students, raising literacy and grades, district wide.
They submitted for this nationwide award and were surprised this morning to hear they have won the prize.
Goshen plans to use the money to invest in technology resources for the district to continue its track of success.
“We are so proud to serve the families, the students we have here at Goshen. And we just want to be the best for them, and we feel like we’re doing really great work, and it’s showing,” said Steven Hope, Goshen Community Schools Superintendent.
The success of this program is commendable.
Graduation rates in the district have improved and are now more than 90%.