Pleasant Ridge Elementary School is one of 100 schools in the country that are being recognized as National Title I Distinguished Schools.

Pleasant Ridge Elementary School is one of 100 schools in the country that are being recognized as National Title I Distinguished Schools.

“Our students have performed well, and I’m really proud of that,” Easton Superintendent Tim Beying said.

Pleasant Ridge Elementary School is part of the Easton district.

Before becoming superintendent, Beying was the principal of Pleasant Ridge Elementary School.

The National Title I Distinguished Schools Program is a project of the National Title I Association.

There are three categories for which Title I schools can be recognized. Pleasant Ridge Elementary is being recognized for exceptional student performance for two consecutive years.

“We are constantly monitoring student progress, and we continue to be flexible at all times,” Pleasant Ridge Elementary School Principal Amanda Brimer said in a news release. “We know and value that each student is unique and individual and that they come to school with different needs. And we want to meet those needs.”

Beying said he is proud of the work of the school’s teachers. Being the former principal of the school, Beying said the elementary teachers are near and dear to his heart.

Pleasant Ridge Elementary is one of two schools in the state selected by the Kansas State Department of Education to be recognized through the nationwide program. The other Kansas school being recognized is Valley Heights Elementary in Blue Rapids, according to a news release from KSDE.

Title I is a federal program that provides financial assistance to schools with high numbers or percentages of children with low-income families to help ensure students are meeting state academic standards, according to a website for the U.S. Department of Education.

Beying said Pleasant Ridge Elementary School will be recognized during the January meeting of the Kansas State Board of Education.

KSDE also is providing a stipend so staff members from the school can attend a National Title I conference in February in Philadelphia.

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