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Southeast Kansas school district recipient of a large federal grant

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The US Department of Education will give USD 506 in Altamont, Kansas $1.5 million over the course of three years.  

The grant was created to help schools afford more counseling services.  The district will hire four new counselors, and two social workers, for its five K8 schools.

It applied for the grant last spring in tandem with the Southeast Kansas Education Center at Greenbush.  

The school superintendent says the funds will go toward new hires, as well as other counseling programs and needs.  

"There's not a day that goes by that we don't continue to have needs within our buildings, within our district, so this grant will allow us to continue to meet the needs of our kids and our parents and continue to build those positive relationships with all parents and kids within our district," said Superintendent John Wyrick. 

 The district was among 566 applicants nationwide.

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