Keith Kopko wrote:
Hi Justine -
Lakewood did not apply for or receive any of the funding announced the other day.
The reasoning was discussed in this topic:http://lakewoodobserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8781
Justine and Keith,
Actually, that thread dealt with the first round application for Race to the Top. The lateness reasoning does not apply to the second round application.
The LTA and Administration report that they jointly spent a great deal of time analyzing whether to apply for the second round. The LTA and Administration share that the Lakewood City Schools decided to not participate for the following reasons:
1. The money was more for planning than for implementation.
2. It was possible that compliance with requirements could cost more than we would receive.
3. It is a new reform effort. Given the progress we have been making in recent years, we didn’t want to change our approaches.