Clarksville Redevelopment Commission approves funding for local schools

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CLARKSVILLE, IN (March 30, 2023) – Some local schools will be getting some additional funding this school year thanks to the Clarksville Redevelopment Commission.  The body voted last year to invest up to $400,000 each year into a “Workforce Ready Fund” for local schools, with a goal of educating Clarksville’s workforce starting at the elementary school level.

Each year, the funds are to be divided into local schools based on the number of enrolled students living in Clarksville’s 47129 area code.  Those schools/districts include Clarksville Community School Corporation, Greater Clark County Schools, St. Anthony of Padua School, and Providence High School.  At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Clarksville RDC, the body approved the following funds for 2023.

School/District Students Amount
Clarksville Community Schools886$234,857.52
Greater Clark County Schools501$132,803.18
St. Anthony of Padua School95$25,182.24
Providence High School27$7,157.06
Funding for each school is based on number of students living in Clarksville’s 47129 zip code.

The Clarksville Redevelopment Commission approved funding for the “Workforce Ready Fund” through 2024, but that funding could be extended.  The funds will come from the Town’s Tax Increment Financing or TIF funds.  The Clarksville Redevelopment Commission has been using TIF funding to support local schools since 2015.