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October 24, 2014

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Funding sought to continue drug-prevention efforts at NLV school

The Clark County School District has applied for $47,000 in state funding to continue a drug prevention program at McCall Elementary School.

For the past four years, the North Las Vegas school has used funding from the Nevada Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services to launch after-school tutoring, parenting classes, summer school and Saturday family activities to prevent substance abuse among young children and their siblings.

If awarded again, the grant would impact nearly 500 students at McCall and their families.

The bulk of the money — $27,920 — would be used to pay licensed teachers $22-an-hour outside of their contracted hours to lead after-school programs. The remainder will go toward instructional and general supplies for students.

The grant would run out June 2014.

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