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GSP Contact Information:

Heather Siler-Dobbs - Director of Grants & Special Programs - (863) 462-5000 ext. 1059 - heather.siler-dobbs@okee.k12.fl.us 

Hope Sheppard - Teacher on Special Assignment - (863) 462-5000 ext. 1062 - hope.sheppard@okee.k12.fl.us

Bea Rodriguez - Secretary - (863) 462- 5000 ext. 1066 - beatrice.rodriguez@okee.k12.fl.us

DeeDee Coker - Bookkeeper - (863) 462-5000 ext. 1042 - cokerd@okee.k12.fl.us


Private School Consultations

Initial Consultation Meeting for Private Schools - December 16, 2020

This notice will run on the Okeechobee County School Board Website beginning on October 23, 2020 through December 16, 2020

School board to discuss Federal grants 2021-2022

Okeechobee County School Board will be hosting a meeting to inform private schools of federal grant opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year.  The meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 3:30 pm  and will be held in room 105 of the Okeechobee County School Board Office.

Private School Consultation Meeting #2-February 18, 2021 RESCHEDULED for March 9, 2021

This notice will run on the Okeechobee County School Board Website January 14 through February 18, 2021.  March 9, 2021

Okeechobee County School Board will be hosting a meeting to continue to collaborate with private schools about federal grant opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year. The meeting date is Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 3:30 pm in Room 105 of the Okeechobee County School Board Office.   Meeting rescheduled for Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 3:30, same location. 

Private School Consultation Meeting #3-April 15, 2021

This notice will run on the Okeechobee County School Board Website January 14 through April 15, 2021.
A third meeting for consulting and collaboration will be hosted by the Okeechobee County School Board with private schools about federal grant opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year.  The meeting date is Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 3:30 pm in Room 105 of the Okeechobee Country School Board Office.  03/09/2021 Moved up scheduled meeting in agreement with the Private Schools involved to Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 3:30 pm in Room 105 due to the earlier grant(s) submission date. 

Private School Consultation Meeting #4

This notice will run on the Okeechobee County School Board Website April 8 through April 19, 2021.
A fourth meeting for consulting and collaboration will be hosted by the Okeechobee County School Board with private schools about federal grant opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year.  The meeting date is Monday, April 19, 2021 at 3:30 pm in Room 105 of the Okeechobee Country School Board Office.  This date was agreed upon as needed and warranted at the 04/08/2021 meeting. 


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To find out how to register and access this award winning program, please visit https://okeereads.com.

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