The Sister’s School District is a recipient of a very generous grant from the Oregon Chalkboard Project. It’s a non-partisan nonprofit working to improve Oregon's schools. The project awarded sisters schools a $97,000 grant to be used toward professional development for teachers. Superintendent Jim Golden was excited to deliver the news: “Now I can dream and plan for real school improvement, instead of just hunkering down and getting through the school year. This makes for an exciting entrance because basically the teachers who were involved last year loved it and they were thrilled to get the professional development to make themselves better.” This grant will be used to give teachers a second year of advanced training. It will also be used to develop a curriculum evaluation process for the 2011-2012 school year.