Jonesboro School District Gets $2 Million Grant for Magnet Program

WASHINGTON - The Jonesboro School District is in line for a $2,055,988 grant through the Dept. of Education's Magnet School Assistance Program.  It is anticipated that the grant will be for a total of three years.

Funds from the grant will be used to revise the configuration of the district's four elementary schools and one sixth grade center to create five magnet schools with "thematic curricula" for first-through-sixth graders.  The following is a list of the schools and their corresponding magnet program.

-South Elementary School will implement a Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies program.

-Philadelphia Elementary School will implement a Math and Science program.

-West Elementary School will implement a MicroSociety program where students will be responsible for the development and administration of their own community.

-The former sixth grade elementary center will implement an International Studies Program.