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Borough will receive unexpected Secure Rural Schools federal funds


Mayor Mark Jensen and Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht announced at Monday’s Assembly meeting that Petersburg Public Schools will be granted Secure Rural Schools funding for this academic year and next.

The two-year funding extension was included as a provision in the US House’s Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which was signed by President Barack Obama late last week.

“They put in the bill we will get within 45 days so we will actually get it prior to this year end and that will go into the fund that the Borough has set aside for the school,” Giesbrecht said. F...

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