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Superintendent
 
Dear District Residents:

I would like to share with you a few pieces of news about our district.

Grant Funding
Over the course of the past year, Copenhagen Central School District has applied for many grants to help fill the financial void left by the lack of funding from NYS. Grant writing is an extremely competitive adventure, with 700 school districts all seeking more money to help their students. It is also a very time consuming adventure; a typical grant application is 50-75 pages with many being over 100. Some districts employ fulltime professional grant writers; unfortunately, we do not have that luxury. Having said that, I am happy to announce that we have been awarded three grants. Below is a list of the grants and a brief description of what they will do to help our students and our school.
 
NYSERDA Grant
This is from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. This will allow our students to receive clean energy technology curriculum. We have developed a consortium with Sackets Harbor, Lyme, Belleville-Henderson, LaFargeville, Jefferson Community College, SUNY Canton, SUNY ESF, and Cornell Cooperative Extension.   Our students will participate in field trips, take online courses for college credit, and be involved in after-school education. 
 
Department of Defense Educational Activity Grant
This grant is titled, “Fort Drum Rise”. RISE is an acronym for Rural Initiative for STEM Education. STEM education involves science, technology, engineering and math. Through this grant, our students will have access to rigorous curriculum commensurate to what other students in more affluent districts are offered. AP classes, courses about automation and robotics, and design and modeling classes are just a few examples of what this grant will allow us to offer. 
STLE3: Strengthen Teacher and Leader Effectiveness:
This grant will provide professional development for teachers and principals. At the end of this school year, our RTTT (Race to the Top) grant money will be gone. The STLE3 grant will help with many of the things that RTTT funded -- the Network team from BOCES, peer coaches for our novice teachers and principals, and regional leaders for our veteran teachers and principals. This grant is also a consortium with ten other districts in our area.
This was just a brief summary of what each grant involves. If you would like more information please do not hesitate to call me. 

 
                                                                 Sincerely,
                                                                 Scott N. Connell
                                                                 Superintendent of Schools
 

 
          
Superintendent's Message
The Superintendent of Schools, Copenhagen Central School, P.O. Box 30, Copenhagen, NY 13626 (315-688-4411)is the Coordinator for the Dignity for All Students Act.
The Guidance Counselor, Copenhagen Central School, P.O. Box 30, Copenhagen, NY 13626 (315-688-2573) is the Alternate Coordinator for the Dignity for All Students Act.
Contacts
+ Connell, Scott
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