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Friday's deadline for Graduation Matters Montana grant applications is quickly approaching.

The Office of Public Instruction started the process after receiving $450,000 from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau  says the grant will help them fund 15 communities across the state, each year, for 3 years.

Juneau says the grants will help seed local efforts in Montana communities which have been very vocal in the process.

“The response to Graduation Matters Montana has been phenomenal across the state. I think even in areas where they do have a very high graduation rate in High School. There's still discussing though because every student counts. There are no throw away kids in our public education system," says Juneau.   

In total, OPI will fund 45 communities over the next 3 years.
To learn how to apply for the Graduation Matters Montana grant go to http://graduationmatters.mt.gov/


Story by Drew Steele, Beartooth NBC.
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