Local Schools Get US Improvement Money

Education officials in Washington State say 13 schools, 4 of which are in Yakima County, will be getting federal dollars to improve their schools.

The three year grants range from $50,000 to $3 million a year.

The local schools receiving school improvement grants are Barge Lincoln, McKinley and Martin Luther King Elementary, along with White Swan High School.

The money will be used for a variety of improvement activities, ranging from teacher training to classroom supplies and materials.