OGDEN -- Five schools in the Ogden School District are using approximately $7 million in federal grants to help bring them up to a higher level and keep them out of danger of being shut down because of poor performance.
Dee, Madison and Odyssey elementary schools are in the second year of a three-year, $5 million School Improvement Grant. Ogden and Washington high schools are in the first year of a three-year, approximately $2 million similar federal grant to assist struggling schools, said Greg Lewis, the district's director of Elementary Education and Testing.
Most Ogden District schools last year did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress goals set by the federal No Child Left Behind program. The entire district was placed in a school improvement category by the state because of its AYP scores.