Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
Linden Mckinley H.S. Receives Grant to Restructure
Columbus’ Linden McKinley High School will receive nearly $600,000 to transform itself from one large school into four schools of 400 students. The four miniature high schools will be housed in the same structure on Duxberry Avenue.
Linden McKinley principal Carlton Jenkins says applying for the grant meant the school staff had to analyze Linden McKinley’s strengths and weaknesses.
Jenkins says the three-year grant gives teachers and administrators the opportunity to hone their craft and in turn effectively reach more students.
The grant comes from the knowledge works foundation which awarded a similar grant to Brookhaven High School in May.