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Two Kalamazoo Elementary schools get a boost in funding


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Two unique Kalamazoo Elementary schools are not only going to look great, they are also going to get a big infusion of federal money over the next three years to improve what goes on inside.

This new money will be for programs to help kids from high poverty areas. Each grant is worth 1.3-million dollars each year.

Supt. Michael Rice says Woodward Technology and Research has just been refurbished inside and out, and the Washington Writers Academy is being almost completely rebuilt.

The money is coming from a 119-million dollar pot of federal dollars that is being distributed by the State Board of Education, and will be sent to 19-schools statewide, including Dudley School in Battle Creek.