• Lake County School

    Dr. Melissa DeJarlais, Supervisor
    201 West Burleigh Blvd
    Tavares, FL 32778

    Main # (352) 253-6650

    Thank you for your interest in our Department!

    Mission Statement:

    The mission of the Strategic Initiatives and Grant Acquisitions Department is to acquire and align respirces that provide every student with individual opportunities to excel.

    Goal: Strategic Initiatives will direct the overall development process for the Strategic Finance Plan by:
    • Managing and facilitating the annual SFP cycle
    • Coordinating Instructional Priorities and Realignment Opportunities work groups during the SFP cycle

    Goal: Grant Acquisitions will promote the priorities and programs of Lake County Schools by facilitating the acquisition of grant funds from public and private sources by: 

    • Researching, planning, writing and submitting grant proposals that align with the district's Strategic Plan
    • Collaborating with appropriate school and community stakeholders on proposal development
    • Maintaining and monitoring a database of the district's grants that faciliates progress monitoring and compliance
    • Providing grant-related staff development training