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Mar 20, 2012 6:43 PM by Angela Marshall (KAJ News)

Kalispell schools awarded $10K grant

KALISPELL- Kalispell Public Schools is awarded $10,000 to increase the number of Montana students graduating from high school. It's all part of Graduation Matters Kalispell.

Superintendent Denise Juneau says the Kalispell School District is putting an impressive team together to increase their graduation rate and raise expectations for all students.

The Kalispell School District set a goal of reducing its dropout rate from 4.7% to 2.5% by the 2015-2016 school year.

Right now, the rate at which students at Flathead High School are dropping out is 4.4%, at Glacier High School its 5.1%, and the statewide dropout rate is 4.3%.

Funds are also awarded to schools in Libby, Thompson Falls, Polson, St. Ignatius, and Missoula.

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