Escambia County schools get $8.37 million

It took awhile but the Escambia County Public School District got word today that it will get $8,373,647 in Race to Top funds.

Press Release:
Five additional school districts have been awarded Race to the Top funds. This brings the total number of districts receiving full approval of their Race to the Top grant to 35, with the combined amount of funding awarded now at more than $142 million. A list of the districts and their award amounts is below.

About Race to the Top Funds
In August 2010, Florida won $700 million in funding through the federal Race to the Top competition. Half of the funds will be distributed to approved school districts to carry out locally developed education reform plans. The other half of the funding is being used by the state to develop a broad array of programs and strategies that will directly aid ALL school districts in areas such as: improving their lowest performing schools; recognizing and rewarding their highly effective teachers; and increasing the academic achievement of all students.

Approved Districts as of 1/20/11
Alachua 4,046,903.00
Bay 3,467,931.00
Brevard 7,390,533.00
Broward 37,364,356.00
Calhoun 299,708.00
Charlotte 1,412,966.00
Citrus 1,931,206.00
Clay 1,815,553.00
Columbia 1,305,032.00
DeSoto 1,103,395.00
Escambia 8,373,647.00
Gulf 222,580.00
Hendry 1,335,209.00
Hernando 2,205,010.00
Holmes 509,299.00
Jackson 886,785.00
Jefferson 241,837.00
Lafayette 152,444.00
Lake 4,057,975.00
Lee 9,089,305.00
Leon 3,445,701.00
Madison 561,440.00
Manatee 5,135,604.00
Monroe 683,580.00
Okaloosa 2,624,989.00
Osceola 5,754,457.00
Pasco 8,581,573.00
UF – P.K. Yonge 67,045.00
Putnam 2,292,080.00
Sarasota 3,509,769.00
Seminole 4,931,174.00
St. Lucie 4,949,987.00
Sumter 1,050,485.00
Volusia 11,695,193.00
Washington 500,170.00