CALHOUN, Ga. (AP) - The Calhoun City Board of Education is among 35 school districts in 17 states to receive a federal grant to expand its school counseling program.
The award of about $394,000 was announced Friday by the U.S. Department of Education. Federal officials say the funds will be used by the Calhoun City Board of Education to expand and improve counseling services for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. As part of the project, Calhoun school officials will be reducing the ratios of students to counselors and school social workers.
Calhoun was the only district in Georgia to receive the funds for fiscal year 2013 under the federal grant program. Overall, the U.S. Department of Education awarded $12.3 million to school districts across the country.
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