Grant to Provide Support to Norfolk Military Students

Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe was in Norfolk Tuesday for the announcement of a significant grant awarded to Norfolk Public Schools.

The $1.5 million grant, called “Operation Thrive: Moving Beyond Resilience,” will benefit 10 Norfolk schools that have a large military-dependent student population.

The announcement was made Tuesday morning at Camp Allen Elementary School, which is located next to Naval Station Norfolk and had a 40 percent military-dependent student population last school year.

The other recipient schools are:

  • Academy for Discovery at Lakewood (Opening September 8 with an estimated 14 percent military dependent students)
  • Bay View Elementary (19 percent military dependent students in 2014-2015)
  • Mary Calcott Elementary (23 percent)
  • Larchmont Elementary (31 percent)
  • Ocean View Elementary (18 percent)
  • Sewells Point Elementary (70 percent)
  • Tarralton Elementary (54 percent)
  • Willard Model Elementary (17 percent)
  • Willoughby Elementary (53 percent)

According to Norfolk Public Schools, the money will be used to increase staffing with personnel dedicated to responding to the “unique experiences and challenges of students connected to the military.”

Click here to read the official release about the grant.