The Indiana State Board of Education (Board) met virtually yesterday for its April business meeting and approved the disbursement of additional career ladder grant money. In total over $350,000 will be awarded to: Michigan City Area Schools, Manchester Community Schools, and Nettle Creek School Corporation. In February the Board approved over $3.1 million in career ladder grants. The career ladder grant program was the result of a collaborative effort with the Indiana State Teachers Association, Teach Plus, and Stand for Children. The grant money was allocated by the Indiana General Assembly (IGA) during the 2019 legislative session. Because the total amount requested by the original 18 applicants did not exceed the amount appropriated by IGA ($3.5 million), the selection committee unanimously agreed to use the remaining dollars ($353,520) to offer additional grants to develop opportunities for teacher advancement. These are the dollars the Board awarded yesterday. The Board will hold its next meeting on May 13th.