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742 Awarded $2.5M Grant for Full-Service Community Schools

St. Cloud Area School District has been awarded a five-year $2.5 million grant from the U. S. Department of Education to launch two full-service community schools at Discovery Community School and North Junior High. The district is one of 30 sites nationwide receiving funding and the only one selected in Minnesota. Twenty community organizations, including the United Way of Central Minnesota, will participate in the program.

A full-service community school provides education and other support services, such as food, dental, vision, and mental health. “We are thrilled and hopeful for the ways we will be able to positively impact student outcomes with the help of our community partners,” says Superintendent Laurie Putnam.

Read the full press release.