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School District to bring back alternative program next year


A program to educate students who “don’t fit” the regular high school or who are at risk of not graduating high school will come back to the Grand Coulee Dam School District next year.

The school board voted Monday to bring back the alternative learning environment (ALE) to the district.

The ALE was removed from the district last year as a way to cut costs. The school board had removed the ALE in the current year’s budget, anticipating that students in that program would return to “regular” school, thus keeping money in the district, in addition to saving money from cutting the...

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