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|District 205 Alternative School Gets AT&T Grant
|An official with the nation's largest telephone company doesn't even control phone service in this area, but they say they were still impressed with the Galesburg School district's plans to start a new alternative school for the district's high school dropouts.
That's why officials with AT&T's charitable arm says it's giving a $35,000 grant to District-205 that will help launch its Alternative School Program.
AT&T External Affairs Director for Illinois Dennis Pauley says it's the kind of concept his company can, and should, support. "Working together, we will help even more students make the connection between the important of education, and achieving all their goals in and out of the classroom," Pauley said. "It's time we all took responsibility for educating tomorrow's leaders, and aspire to achieve much more together. Your dedication and determination to inspire students in Galesburg is a great example of how we must continue innovating, collaborating, cultivating, and liberating our greatest asset, our children."
The grant, Pauley says, is coming from an AT&T Foundation initiative called "Aspire" -- which is giving out $100 million in grants through 2011.
The District-205 Alternative School is still in the organizational stages, and district officials say it should be ready to start in the fall.
(Left to Right: State Rep. Don Moffitt; Dr. Gene Denisar, District 205 Superintendent; Dennis Pauley, AT&T Illinois External Affairs Director; Joel Estes, District. 205 Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction; Wes Olson, District 205 Alternative School Director.)
(WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
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