The Coquille Valley Courant reports:

The Powers School District will be building a college and career readiness center and snack bar with $27,000 in grant money.

"I think it's going to be an excellent addition to the high school building," said Superintendent and Principal Matt Shorb. "I think in some ways it will add something modern to the high school setting." 

The money comes from the Ford Family Foundation, which also serves as the school's sponsor for GEAR UP funds. GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs and is through the U.S. Department of Education.

The grant program is intended to increase how many low-income students are prepared to enter and do well in post-secondary education.

Read the full article plus one about Myrtle Point High School's new College and Career Center, too!