Sparta School Dist. gets $30,000 ‘Read to Lead’ grant

The district was chosen out of 126 applicants

The Sparta School District is getting recognized for its innovative approach to reading. 

The district has been named one of the recipients of the state’s Read to Lead Development Grants.

The grants are a part of a long-term effort to improve students’ literacy.

The $30,000 grant will help implement a reading intervention program and parental impact training.

School instructors say the goal is to get books in the hands of parents and their children early in their child’s development.

“If we can plant that seed that if you can just take 5 minutes and do this with your child, asking questions along the way, pointing out pictures, looking at how texts move left to right, how books are set up, those are skills that are huge for student,” said Sparta School District’s Director of Instruction Liz Dostal.

The Sparta School District was chosen out of a total of 126 applicants.