STRATEGIES: 


1. Develop a technology fund to assist local school districts with software and hardware needs not currently addressed by their existing budgets.

2.  Provide a testing assistance fund to help students take ACT/SAT testing for college entrance, AP testing for college credit, career counseling testing, and GED testing for drop-outs.

3. Provide grants to school districts to assist in guidance work to direct students down the most appropriate paths – college preparation, workforce development, or vocational training.

GOAL:                                Adequately prepare students for college, the workforce, or vocational training upon completion of high school




MEASUREMENTS:
On-time high school graduation and enrollment in post-secondary education

While our primary focus is early childhood education, Ready! also contains a high school piece because leading businesses informed us of their difficulty in finding skilled local workers, something we need to improve if we are to attract employers to our community.