Boston – Senator Richard J. Ross (R-Wrentham), Senator James E. Timilty (D-Walpole), Representative Elizabeth A. Poirier (R-North Attleborough) and Representative Paul R. Heroux (D-Attleboro) are pleased to announce that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has selected both Attleboro Public Schools and Bristol Community College to receive competitive grant awards. The grant funding awarded will be utilized for academic support programs and professional development goals.
“I would like to congratulate both Attleboro Public Schools and Bristol Community College on their grant awards,” said Senator Ross. “Both of these institutions play a vital role in educating and supporting the students of our community. These funds will have a positive impact in helping our students realize their full potential.”
“This is terrific news for our local schools,” said Senator Timilty. “This is certainly a real credit to the partnership between the state and local educational leaders and our continuing commitment to ensuring that every student is prepared to succeed.”
Representative Poirier stated, “I am very pleased that the Attleboro Public Schools received the MTSS Partnership Grant which will assist them in educating and preparing all students to succeed in what awaits them after high school. The funding that Bristol Community College received is vital in providing the necessary learning instruction and support programs in order for students to successfully advance their education.”
“As a graduate of the Attleboro Public Schools, I am pleased that they are receiving this grant for evidence-based professional development measures. I was thrilled to learn, as well, that Bristol Community College is receiving grant money as well. Education at all levels is vital to Attleboro’s growth,” said Representative Heroux.
Attleboro Public Schools were awarded a Massachusetts Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Partnership Grant of $15,493 to increase access to evidence-based professional development through such measures as face-to-face and online training and technical assistance. The professional development will cover several relevant content areas, including Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Secondary Transition, Family Engagement, and District-Level Structures and Supports. The goal is to establish model sites throughout the Commonwealth that demonstrate this use of systemic implementation of evidence-based practices.
Bristol Community College was awarded a $19,000 Competitive Academic Support Services Work and a $28,000 Competitive Academic Support Services College Transition Programs Grant to support for students who have not yet achieved the Competency Determination. Funding from the Work and Learning Programs is used to provide work and learning instruction and academic support programs. The College Transition Programs grant funds academic instruction and support services to aid students in achieving a Competency Determination, while also providing pathways to further education.Please contact the office of Senator Ross with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-1555 or Richard.Ross@masenate.gov.