Funds benefit rural students

The North Okanagan-Shuswap School District is receiving a $5,000 grant

The North Okanagan-Shuswap School District is receiving a $5,000 grant to develop opportunities to support students in rural communities.

Funding can be used to relocate students to communities with greater training opportunities, pay for students’ room and board, pay for students’ tools or work clothes or subsidize the cost of bringing a mobile training unit to a school.

“This grant will help provide an academic boost to Shuswap students who live in rural areas,” said Greg Kyllo, Shuswap MLA. “We don’t believe students should be at a disadvantage just because they live outside an urban setting.”