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Nespelem School to upgrade building with $2.86 million grant


At Monday's school board meeting, Nespelem Superintendent Mary Hall thanks Jack Horne, who volunteered to help Dave Cirk write the grant to update the school. - Nancy Armstrong-Montes photo

The Nespelem School District has been awarded $2.86 million under a Washington state grant to help small, rural school districts modernize.

The award was announced at the district's Monday night school board meeting.

Apollo Solutions helped the Nespelem School District apply for the grant.

Transportation & Maintenance Supervisor Dave Cirk wrote the grant with help from Jack Horne, Principal Marcy Horne's husband.

Cirk said the money will be used to update the electrical system in the school, to replace every window with energy-efficient windows; upgrade all the lights to LED; update...

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