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Funds from Northwest Regional Education Service District Foundation will benefit programs for students will learning disabilities

The Scappoose School District received one of 17 grants recently awarded by the Northwest Regional Education Service District Foundation.

Scappoose received a $2,572 grant to help pay for professional development for school staff and intensive reading interventions for students with learning disabilities.

Money from the grant will allow the district to purchase research-based reading fluency materials and phonics intervention curriculum to help students with learning disabilities and students who need intensive reading instruction in order to make \par academic growth, according

a press release from NWRESD.

The NWRESD Foundation awarded $29,726 grants in total on Nov. 7 to support teaching and learning for more than 3,500 children with disabilities in Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook counties serviced by the education district. The grants were awarded based on their impact in one of four areas: birth to five-years-old special education, early learning and kindergarten readiness, English Language Learners and Migrant Education, and school"age special education, including alternative, at-risk and behavioral programs through age 21.

The Scappoose School District was the only school district in Columbia County to receive one of the grants.

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