Kimberly, Idaho (KMVT-TV) It's been a good year for Kimberly High School when it comes to grants.
Kimberly earned a $100,000 scholarship earlier in the school year from the Go On Challenge.
Luke Schroeder, Principal of Kimberly High School says, "we increased the number of students taking upper–division math and science."
Since then, they decided how to spend the grant. One of ways is through scholarships for dual–credit students. Another portion pays for supplies for these courses. And finally...
"We are going to hire an intern coordinator and that position will set up internships with our seniors in a field they may be interested in going into once they graduate from high school."
And Kimberly earned another grant from the Go On Challenge.
This one for roughly $30,000.
"So between the Go On Challenge and this grant, we anticipate we'll have this position for four years."
It may come as no surprise, but just recently, the school district was awarded a grant of nearly $100,000.
"And that will not only help us to implement the student backpacks and we'll be able to hire an integration coach and utilize the new state standards."
Now from grants to levies...
The community of Kimberly has shown tremendous support for the school. One of the reasons why is when they passed the $300,000 supplemental levy earlier this spring.
"Every two years, our community has been approving the supplemental levy to help us out with the ongoing costs of education and to help supplement the cuts that have come from the state level."