Jun 23 2005

Graham Announces $2.5 Million Education Grant for Richland County School District One

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Richland County School District One will receive a $2.5 million Smaller Learning Communities (SLC) Grant. The SLC program is designed to promote academic achievement through small, safe, and successful learning environments in large high schools. The funds will be used at Dreher High School and Lower Richland High School to build on the existing SLC programs. Dreher proposes to enhance opportunities in their existing Fine Arts, Health and Medicine, Finance and Business, Classical Studies, and Engineering programs. Lower Richland will expand their SLC activities across four career areas: Arts and Humanities, Health and Human Services, Engineering and Technology, and Business and Marketing. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####