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Re: Perkins Grants

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Batmom44_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Oct 05 2000 - 19:24:13 PDT


I applied for a Perkins grant last year for this year. I am not going to get
it because the courses have to be coded to indicate a four year program from
which students can go to work in the respective industry or on to post
secondary study. So with this in mind and some help from the district grant
person, I am going to rewrite it for next year with the hopes of getting it.
I had everything in place, but we were not aware of the special coding. So I
have high hopes.
I can't believe you did not catch my major whine on that one. I certainly let
loose with a whopper when all I knew was that I was not getting it because
computer animation, multi media production, and photography are
non-vocational. Not to mention that I had gotten one in a middle school,
$10,000.00 to be exact. I discovered that it is different in middle school
because of the exploratory status. They were considered to be exploring video
as a career. At the high school level you have to work a little harder to
make what you want to do fit their guidelines for vocational. But it is not
impossible.
I hope this rambling is of some help to you. Feel free to ask more questions
if you want. I am a bit tired. I just returned from the hospital and my
parents. My father had a stroke yesterday and there is lots to do right now.

Reatha