Grant awarded to five Dorchester County schools to support art education programs

Grant awarded to five Dorchester County schools to support art education programs
Fine Arts Director Scott Rust recognized the teachers recipients of the the Distinguished Arts School Grants for 5 district schools.

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A new grant has been awarded to five schools in Dorchester County to support the schools art programs for the 2018-2019 school year.

The Distinguished Arts Program (DAP) grant is a state program designed to assist schools in creating and implementing art initiatives that support quality arts education programs for students.

Dorchester Disitrict Two Fine Arts Director Scott Rush said the five schools will receive a grant totaling $60,000. He also says the at least 30% of the grant money will be reserved for teacher training through the State Department of Education’s Summer Institute.

Schools receiving the grant include:

  • Knightsville Elementary School
  • Joseph R. Pye Elementary School
  • Alston Middle School
  • Rollings Middle School of the Arts
  • Summerville High School

The school district two has received over $375,000 through the DAP grant program over the last five years.

“We are proud of these teachers for their dedication and hard work in seeking resources to benefit students," Superintendent Joe Pye said as he commended this year’s grant recipients.

The grant was awarded after the fine arts department conducted a assessment, set a three-year strategic plan and met with an advisory board of teachers, constituents and stakeholders.

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