District gets grant to help refugee students

ROCHESTER — The Rochester City School District was one of three organizations statewide awarded grants to help refugee students and their families.

The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance awarded a total of $3.6 million to the Rochester and Utica school districts and Journey’s End Refugee Services Inc. in Buffalo. The Rochester district will receive $1.14 million as part of the Refugee School Impact Grant program.

The federally funded program provides language and academic support to school-age refugee children to address the short-term and long-term educational challenges they face, according to a press release from the state office.

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