Bryan School Receives Grant, Visit From Governor

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A Bryan elementary school is on the receiving end of a state grant of $75,000.

Governor Rick Perry was at Fannin Elementary School to officially award the grant from the Texas Educator Excellence Grant Program.

75 percent of the grant must be used to increase teacher salaries, while the remainder will go toward additional incentives such as after school programs, mentoring, and teacher student development.

School officials say the entire community was involved in winning the grant for the school, and all will benefit from it.

"They have earned this recognition not just for their school but for their community," Fannin principal Ronny Werner said. "It's the kids' cooperation, the parent's cooperation. It's a community effort to get this kind of grant."

Economically disadvantaged schools showing high student achievement and improved academics were eligible for the grants.

Nearly 1,200 campuses are receiving almost $195 million in TEEG grants.