Libertas awarded competitive priority school grant

Dear Families of Libertas School at Brookmeade: 

I am delighted to inform you that Libertas School at Brookmeade has been awarded a competitive priority school grant. This will support school improvement in alignment with the plans of the ASD and the state under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  In announcing the grant, Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen emphasized the department’s focus on “investing in schools that show the most promise for improving student outcomes” in the grant’s key areas of strong leadership, talent management, effective instruction, and student support. 

You should be proud given that Libertas School at Brookmeade was 1 of only 10 schools awarded from across the state.  We are also proud that 4 of the 10 schools named are a part of the Achievement School District. 

The overall award of $8.25 million for 10 schools will be spread out over three years, with each school receiving $275,000 each year. This additional $825,000 will help each school strengthen leadership, talent management, effective instruction, and student support.

Your voice is needed.  We invite you to be part of the ASD Parent Congress, to weigh in on decisions and share ideas. Please contact your school’s office if interested. 

Thank you again for all you do to support Libertas School at Brookmeade.  We will get better together, and we appreciate your commitment. With children ALWAYS in mind,

Sharon Griffin, Ed.D.

Assistant Commissioner of School Turnaround & Chief of the Achievement School District