Lincoln school district awarded federal grant

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 26, 2014 at 3:31 p.m.



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FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — School districts in Fremont, Lincoln and Papillion have been awarded federal grants designed to increase school safety.

The Fremont Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1phogI2 ) that Fremont Public Schools received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will fund efforts to keep students safe and improve the learning environment.

The agency gave Lincoln Public Schools $260,117 and Papillion received $325,411.

More than $35 million in School Climate Transformation grants were given to 71 districts in 23 states.

Fremont will use its grant to fully implement a positive behavior program that began about two years ago.

The Lincoln district says it will use the money to train staff to manage student behavior.

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Information from: Fremont Tribune, http://www.fremontneb.com

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