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LBUSD to receive more than $41 million in Title 1 funds for next school year

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Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) will be allocated $41,391,453 in Title I, Part A funding for the 2010-11 fiscal year under the 2010 U.S. Department of Education Appropriations Act. Title I, Part A grants provide financial assistance to school districts for services that improve the teaching and learning of children at risk of not meeting challenging academic standards, especially those children who reside in areas with high concentrations of low-income families.

Congresswoman Laura Richardson announced the news last week about LBUSD, as well as that of Compton Unified School District, which will receive $17,141,916. Both school districts are within the 37th Congressional District she represents.
“These grants are necessary for our elementary and secondary schools to continue to help children succeed, especially at this time when both of these school districts are in danger of having to lay off teachers because their budgets cannot afford to keep them employed,” Richardson said. “This funding, in particular, will make sure the schools still have the resources to help our most vulnerable students reach their full potential and have rewarding careers and lives. The education of our children must serve as the foundation of the rebuilding of our economy, and we must be dedicated to making sure they have the essential tools they need to succeed.”

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LBUSD to receive more than $41 million in Title 1 funds for next school year