Lawrenceburg Community Schools Receive Dual Language Immersion Program Grant

A record number of schools received funding for the 2021-22 school year.

(INDIANAPOLIS) – A record number of Indiana schools have been awarded dual language immersion program grants.

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) today announced that 18 school districts will split $425,000 in funding for the 2021-22 school year.

Indiana’s Dual Language Immersion Program provides grants to school corporations to establish or expand dual language immersion programs in Mandarin, Spanish, French, or other languages approved by IDOE.

Of the 18 school districts receiving funding, Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation was chosen as a grant recipient to expand their program. The school corporation launched their dual language program in 2019 with a focus on Spanish. 

Indiana's dual language immersion program has been around since 2015 with the passage of Senate Enrolled Act 267. The law states that programs must begin in either kindergarten or first grade and use an instruction model that provides at least 50 percent of its instruction in a target language and the remaining percentage of instructional time in English.

Research shows that students enrolled in dual language programs gain a higher proficiency in schools’ core curriculum and develop stronger skills in native and second language than students in traditional programs.

New Programs:

  • Franklin Township Community School Corporation
  • Manchester Community Schools
  • Goshen Community Schools

Expanding Programs:

  • Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation
  • MSD Lawrence Township
  • South Bend Community School Corporation
  • School City of Hammond
  • Muncie Community Schools
  • MSD Washington Township
  • Warsaw Community Schools
  • Logansport Community School Corporation
  • Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
  • MSD Martinsville Schools
  • Wabash City Schools
  • Southwest Dubois County School Corporation
  • Monroe County Community School Corporation
  • MSD Warren Township
  • Valparaiso Community Schools

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