The Net Charter High School to use grants to add special-education services

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The Net Charter High School to use grants to add special-education services
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The NET Charter High School will have a larger operating budget next school year due to sizable grants and new revenue this year. The board of Educators for Quality Alternatives, which oversees the school, discussed the proposed budget for the 2014-15 school year at its monthly meeting and public hearing on May 20.

Next year’s budget outlines revenue and expenses of about $ 1.9 million. That’s a significant increase from the current school year, when The NET took in $ 1.5 million.

Principal Elizabeth Ostberg outlined what’s behind the increase. She expects more money for special education students because The NET has a higher percentage of students that require special services than the state average.

The alternative high school school provides year-round, flexible programming for students ages 16-21.

The school is receiving $ 200,000 from Harrah’s casino via the Recovery School District, a $ 148,500 grant from the Walton Foundation and $ 140,000 from Orleans Parish School Board. Ostberg plans to use the OPSB money in the 2015-16 school year.

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West High School and Tesoro partner to enhance STEM education
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Engineering instructor Colby Wilson shares a laugh with Karma Thomson, vice president of Tesoro Refinery of Salt Lake, during the announcement of Tesoro and the school’s partnership Friday, May 30, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Tesoro granted $ 80,000 to West High School to increase student achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and language arts.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Representatives from the Tesoro Corp. refinery gifted West High School with an $ 80,000 check Friday as part of a new partnership to introduce students to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The $ 80,000 grant is the first award in what is expected to be 10 years of support by Tesoro, including in-class and on-site demonstrations by professionals in the oil i…………… continues on Deseret News

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