Automaker makes half-million-dollar donation to schools
by Associated Press
Published: April 29,2013
CANTON — Canton school officials say a gift from Nissan North America will be used to help at-risk students.
Superintendent Dwight Luckett tells The Clarion-Ledger the district will hire specialists to work one-on-one or in small groups with students to help them catch up to grade level in reading, language arts and math.
The $500,000 grant will be awarded in annual installments for the next five years.
Luckett says the district will consider test data to identify the elementary students who need extra classroom assistance. He says the district has part-time tutors now to work with students who lag in the classroom.
Nissan also donated two vehicles manufactured at the Canton plant — a 2013 Altima sedan and 2012 Xterra SUV — to the Canton Career Center.
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