Project Lead the Way has gotten a boost from the Plymouth Redevelopment Commission.
According to an article in the Pilot News, the commission recently made the decision to invest $87,851 toward the project.
Project Lead the way would provide unique technology opportunities to students in five counties in North Central Indiana. In a previous interview with WKVI News, Plymouth School Superintendent Dan Tyree explained that Project Lead the Way is the number one STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) curriculum that is available to schools. It provides rigorous, relevant science, technology, engineering and math lessons in the areas of design, biomedical sciences and computer science.
The five counties that will be a part of the Project Lead the Way initiative are Marshall, St. Joseph, Kosciukso, Fulton and Elkart Counties. Marshall County’s portion would be $280,000. A previous amount of $70,000 was earmarked for the project and with this new investment, the money goal is halfway met. Fundraising efforts to gather the rest of the money needed for the matching grant are ongoing.