BY NANCY SPENCER
DHI Media Editor
DELPHOS — When at first you don’t succeed, try again. That’s what teacher and Special Educational Office Missy McClurg did and the second time was the charm. McClurg brought home a $511,000 Ohio Straight A Fund grant for Delphos City Schools on June 26.
“My application was turned down the first time and when Gov. John Kasich announced a second round of grants, I looked at what other schools had submitted and changed my focus,” McClurg said after Monday’s school board meeting.
McClurg’s second effort was named “Let’s BRAG (Bring Robust Achievement Gains) about our schools!”
The Straight A Fund is awarded to schools with ideas to solve problems, new ways to serve students and creative solutions that save money while improving service, according to the Ohio Department of Education website.
Through the grant, the district will receive 620 touchscreen Chromebooks for all pupils in grades 6-12, 12 Google Nexus tablets with optional keyboards and styluses and more broadband to handle the increased usage now and in the future.