School earns $800k grant

12-01-kfKlamath Falls, Ore. — Mills School learned on Monday that it received a grant worth $880,000 towards school improvement.

School administration said the money will be dispersed over the next three years, and they’re excited to see it advance educational efforts that have been in the works.

“We’ve seen some tremendous gains over the past three years and this grant will allow us to sustain those gains and continue those improvements,” said Fred Bartels, Mills School Principal.

The grant will go towards supporting four goals – recruiting and retaining high-quality staff, building a cultural bridge with families in the Mills neighborhood, continue professional development, and provide incentives to help students meet performance goals.

NBC5 News reporter, weather forecaster, anchor Nikki Torres graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Strategic Communication from The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

She also received a minor in Business Administration from the Washington State University Carson College of Business. Prior to coming to NBC5, Nikki was an intern at KHQ Local News, the NBC affiliate in Spokane.

She comes to Southern Oregon from the state of Washington, where she grew up just south of Seattle. She loves running, exploring the Pacific Northwest, watching a good football game and spending time with her dog, Gisele. True to her roots, Nikki is a proud WSU Cougar fan and loyal Seahawks fan.

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