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ReInvent Schools Partnership Awarded U.S. Department Of Education Grant Totaling Nearly $2.5 Million

Full Service Community Schools Program Grant To Be Used In Urban Core Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the ReInvent Schools Las Vegas a nearly $2.5 million grant as part of the Full Service Community Schools Program. The grant was awarded to the partnership of UNLV, the city of Las Vegas and the Clark County School District (CCSD).

The UNLV College of Education was the lead agency in the application process, and the grant will provide funding in the amount of $498,287 per year for five years. Three ReInvent Schools locations, Kermit R. Booker, Matt Kelly and C.C. Ronnow Elementary Schools will be the implementation sites for the grant. The grant will allow for new services at these schools.

ReInvent Schools Las Vegas focuses on academic enrichment, expanded learning, wraparound services and family and community engagement at underperforming urban core schools. ReInvent Schools become hubs for parents, students and communities. The program is a partnership between the city of Las Vegas and CCSD.

There are currently 13 elementary schools in the program including, Robert E. Lunt, Red Rock, Kermit R. Booker, Vail Pittman, J.T. McWilliams, Wendell P. Williams, Matt Kelly, Rose Warren, Howard Hollingsworth, Arturo Cambeiro , Doris Reed, C.C. Ronnow and Ollie Detwiler.

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