JCPS Girls of Color STEAM Academy approved

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At Tuesday’s Jefferson County Board of Education meeting, the board voted unanimously to approve plans for a Girls of Color STEAM Academy.

Like the W.E.B. DuBois Academy for boys, the girl’s academy is aimed at ensuring equality.

Plans include gender specific, afro-centric curriculum and STEAM focused classes.

150 sixth grade girls could be part of the program as early as next August.

According to the proposed budget, it would cost the district a little over $1.5 million in its first year.

By year three, 450 students grades six-through-eight would take part.

A principal is expected to be named in the next few weeks.

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