ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal money is headed toward the Anchorage and Kenai Peninsula school districts to help make middle schools safer.
The grants, part of $45 million distributed to school districts in 35 states, are to be used to hire full-time drug and safety coordinators, the U.S. Department of Education said Tuesday.
The coordinators will asses drug and crime problems in schools and come up with prevention strategies. Each coordinator will serve up to seven schools.
The Anchorage district will receive $335,000 for the program and the Kenai Peninsula Borough District is getting $291,000.
The grants include funding for the first two years of a three-year grant period.
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