Laurel awarded Graduation Matters Montana dollars

Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau announced Tuesday that 44 Graduation Matters Montana communities will share $88,500 to support ongoing school and community partnerships focused on ensuring more Montana students graduate from high school prepared for their futures. Laurel was among the recipients.
“I’m so proud of the deep and meaningful work communities engaged with Graduation Matters Montana have accomplished,” Supt. Juneau said. “I have no doubt that schools, families, communities and businesses will continue to support each other toward reaching our common goal.”
These final Graduation Matters Montana grants are funded by AT&T and the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation.
“We’re honored to partner with the Office of Public Instruction to continue the successes realized by communities who have embraced the Graduation Matters Montana program,” said Mike Halligan, executive director of the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation. “Providing funding to support grassroots efforts to support young people and help them realize their dreams—it doesn’t get any better than that.”
Over the last six years, Graduation Matters Montana has received more than $1.3 million in private foundation and business funds to support local programs. 
Since Supt. Juneau launched Graduation Matters Montana, more students are graduating from high school than ever before, a record 86 percent, and Montana’s dropout rate has been cut by a third.
“Graduation Matters Montana has gone a long way in making sure the public remains a key piece of public education,” Supt. Juneau said. “When schools, communities and businesses come together to support our students, there is no limit to what we can achieve together.”


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