State Superintendent To Announce Grant Awards in Kalispell

By Beacon Staff

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau will be in Kalispell on Wednesday to award 35 grants totaling $203,000 to Montana schools in an effort to increase the number of students who graduate in the state. The event will take place at 9:30 a.m. at Flathead Valley Community College.

FVCC President Jane Karas and education officials from Kalispell, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Libby, Polson and Browning will join Juneau at the event. Last year, the Graduation Matters initiative awarded 25 grants across the state totaling $165,000.

“The statewide graduation rate is moving in the right direction due to the hard work happening at the local level across the state,” Juneau said. “Hundreds of students have had their lives changed as a result of the focused attention by educators, families and community members to ensure young people in Montana have the opportunity to achieve their educational and career goals.”

The event will take place inside the Blake Hall Boardroom on FVCC.

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