Bucklin USD459 Receives $10K Grant


Bucklin, Ks. (westernkansasnews.com)

Students in the Bucklin School District will now be able to grow and stretch academically with hands-on science projects. Thanks to the support of local farmers and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, Bucklin School District received a 10 thousand dollar grant to provide science kits for students in grades K-6. More than 1,000 nominated school districts submitted applications. The Monsanto Fund will invest $2.3 million into rural education through this program.

After being nominated by local farmers, school districts completed an online application, and finalists were chosen by math and science teachers from ineligible school districts. The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Advisory Council, a group of 26 prominent farmers from across the country, then reviewed the finalists’ applications and selected the winners.

 Bucklin School District was presented with the $10,000 grant during a presentation at Bucklin High School on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

 Farmers can participate in this program through Nov. 30, 2012 by visiting www.growcommunities.com.



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