The Mineola School District has been selected to receive a management efficiency grant for the 2012-13 school year from the New York State Education Department.
The School District Management Efficiency Competitive Grant totals $213,129 and comes as a result of the district’s application detailing the ways in which it has streamlined its costs by closing two school buildings and by reorganizing to more efficiently utilize resources while still providing top-notch educational programs for its students.
“The board of education and I are happy to bring this additional revenue to our district,” superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler said about the grant in a statement.
In the application, Dr. Nagler detailed the actualized cost-savings of its reorganization plan during the 2011-12 school year, which totaled nearly $2.4 million, as well as how the savings, combined with the income from leasing Cross Street School, has enabled enabled the district to utilize more technology in the classroom.
By detailing the efficiency and savings each year, Mineola is eligible for the grant for the next two school years as well.