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June 15, 2014 at 2:54 PM

$9,000 grant to help Arlington schools with mudslide costs

The Arlington School District has received a $9,090 federal grant to help cover expenses incurred following the March 22 Highway 530 mudslide.

The money will help pay the costs of bringing in substitute teachers who stood in for classroom staff who were receiving counseling. In addition, the grant will help with additional transportation costs, such as extra bus service, the school district incurred as a result of damage to the roads.

The grant was supported in a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan by Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, along with two members of Congress whose districts include parts of Snohomish County, Suzan DelBene, D-Medina, and Rick Larsen, D-Everett.

The money is being allocated through the federal SERV (School Emergency Response to Violence) program, created to help schools recover from violent or traumatic events in which the learning environment was disrupted.

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