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Watauga County Schools Awarded $150k Dropout Prevention Grant PDF Print
Written by Adam Hicks   
Tuesday, 25 November 2008 06:38

The Watauga County Schools system has been awarded a Dropout Prevention Grant by the North Carolina General Assembly.


Community relations director for WCS Marshall Ashcraft said the $150,000 grant and is designed to promote and support innovative approaches to increasing high school graduation rates.


WCS superintendent Marty Hemric said the bond will help schools in Watauga County better meet the diverse needs of students.


Hemric also thanked General Assembly Representative Cullie Tarleton and Senator Steve Goss for their work in helping Watauga County.


According to Ashcraft, the statewide graduation rate for North Carolina’s public schools was 69.9% last year, while the graduation rate for Watauga High School was 68.5%.


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