8 local schools get fed windfall

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Boosting small schools

Eight local school districts received a total $240,739 as part of the Small Rural Schools Achievement program on Monday, money that will be used to train teachers, boost technology, improve their curriculum strategies and implement safe and drug-free programs at the schools.

Albert City-Truesdale, Galva-Holstein, Laurens-Marathon, Newell-Fonda, Odebolt-Arthur, Pomeroy-Palmer, Schaller-Crestland and Sioux Central were among 150 districts across Iowa receiving more than $4 million from the grants, which were designated for schools with a student population of 600 or less.

Albert City-Truesdale will receive $26,859, Galva-Holstein will be awarded $29,562, Laurens-Marathon will be given $38,664, Newell-Fonda will receive $28,677, Odebolt-Arthur will receive $34,376, Pomeroy-Palmer will be given $23,835, Schaller-Crestland will receive $30,850 and Sioux Central will be awarded $27,916 from the federal grant initiative.

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