WYOMING, Mich.—Lee High School is getting more funding to improve student learning by improving the physical, mental and emotional climate of its school.
This is the fourth year of funding the school has received through the Safe and Supportive Schools grant titled “think. respect.” Statewide, 22 high schools are receiving a fourth year of funding, based on the positive results they’ve posted over the first three years of the grant, including:
- 83 percent of schools reporting an improvement in school safety scores
- 61 percent of schools reporting a decrease in harassment/bullying incidences on school property
- 57 percent of schools reporting a decrease in the number of students using alcohol
The goal of the grant is to develop strategies to counteract bullying, substance abuse, obesity and other issues that can impact a student’s ability to learn.