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Oct 12, 2012 11:51 AM by Laura Wilson - KAJ News

Kalispell schools take aim at grant

KALISPELL- Voters have rejected the last three high school building-reserve levies proposed by the Kalispell school board, so school board members are turning elsewhere for some financial help.

The board voted this week to apply for the Quality Schools Grant, which is used to support schools that have older buildings or ones in need of repair.

The grant money would help make repairs to Flathead High School--including the heating and ventilation system.

Kalispell Schools Superintendent Darlene Schottle says they've included details in this year's application that she believes will give Flathead High School a better shot at the grant.

"We had the energy grade audit which talks about an actual audit of our facilities to say if we fix these windows or this boiler, it would, over time, pay back because of the energy savings that we would be able to enjoy. We also shared information from our long-range facility plan," she explained.

The school board is applying for just over $1 million in grant money.

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