County schools’ ROP gets $35K grant

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SAN BERNARDINO CALIFORNIA— The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ Regional Occupational Program has received a $35,000 grant to support new high school classes that address water issues in California.

The programs are expected to develop new standards-based model curriculum that promote advanced and in-depth study of a targeted content area.

The grant, called the H20 SMART Project, focuses on energy, environmental and utilities industry sector, offering a pathway for environmental resources through two integrated science courses — Water 101 and Water Science/Technology.

SAN BERNARDINO — The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ Regional Occupational Program has received a $35,000 grant to support new high school classes that address water issues in California.

The grant is a nine-month Specialized Secondary Program offered by the California Department of Education. The program provides start-up funds for new and advanced specialized programs in high schools. It’s estimated in the first year of the program that 128 students will be enrolled in the new water and water science/technology classes, although school sites and districts have not yet been disclosed.

The programs are expected to develop new standards-based model curriculum that promote advanced and in-depth study of a targeted content area.

The grant, called the H20 SMART Project, focuses on energy, environmental and utilities industry sector, offering a pathway for environmental resources through two integrated science courses — Water 101 and Water Science/Technology.

The courses will be offered through a post-secondary facility partnership with San Bernardino Valley College, as well as water industry partners. Courses will use telepresence technologies for delivery. Parents, students and the community will be involved in designing the curriculum for the classes.

For more information about the grant and programs, contact Kathleen Steele of County Schools’ ROP via email at Kathleen_Steele@sbcss.k12.ca.us.