Road Map District Consortium – Race to the Top
The Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, Seattle and Tukwila school districts competed together for federal funding in fall 2012 as the “Road Map District Consortium”. The name is a reference to the districts’ participation in the Road Map Project, a collaborative effort to dramatically improve education in South Seattle and South King County.
The districts’ 320-page plan was among 16 winners picked from nearly 400 applications, the U.S. Department of Education said in December 2012. The region was one of only two applicants to win the maximum award of $40 million.
The Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) is responsible for managing the grant’s implementation and functions as the fiscal agent.
The winning plan covers 261 schools and 150,000 students, including 36,000 high-need children. The districts are using the grant to implement the following plans in an effort to help students “Start Strong,” be “STEM Strong” and “Stay Strong”.
To read the region’s Race to the Top application, click here.