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My Town: Kent Intermediate School District gets health program grant
My Town: Kent Intermediate School District gets health program grant

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—  The Kent Intermediate School District is getting a federal boost to physical and nutritional education programs. 

 U.S. Department of Education has awarded 67 grants totaling more than $33 million to local education agencies and community-base organizations.  Only two groups in Michigan were awarded funding; KISD is getting $429,404 for programs to help K-12 students develop healthy lifestyles and meet state standards for physical education.

“A healthy, active lifestyle is an important ingredient of academic success,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “These grants are a resource to help schools and communities develop programs that teach students the importance of staying active and developing healthy lifestyles. We need more states, districts, schools and communities to recognize the critically important role of physical education in improving student engagement and achievement.”

KISD serves 20 public school districts and three private schools including:

  • Byron Center Public Schools
  • Caledonia Community Schools
  • Cedar Springs Public Schools
  • Comstock Park Public Schools
  • East Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Forest Hills Public Schools
  • Godfrey Lee Public Schools
  • Godwin Heights Public Schools
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grandville Public Schools
  • Kelloggsville Public Schools
  • Kenowa Hills Public Schools
  • Kent City Community Schools
  • Kentwood Public Schools
  • Lowell Area Schools
  • Northview Public Schools
  • Rockford Public Schools
  • Sparta Area Schools
  • Thornapple Kellogg Schools
  • Wyoming Public Schools
  • Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids
  • Calvin Christian Schools
  • Grand Rapids Christian Schools

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