Pueblo Schools Receive $10.3 Million Grant

Pueblo City School has received a $10.3 million grant to fund specialized programs.

The grant is part of the Magnet Schools Assistance Program.

Money from the grant will be used to fund STEM and renewable energy education needs. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.

The following schools have been identified as renewable energy-themed and/or engineering-themed magnet schools and will receive the funding.

- Bessemer Academy
- Central High School
- Highland Park Elementary
- Roncalli STEM Academy

According to a press release, the schools will be designed to improve education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and prepare students for careers in those fields as well as in renewable energy.

“Pueblo City Schools is excited about this amazing opportunity to respond to the global need for renewable energy,” Superintendent Dr. Maggie Lopez said in a statement released by the district Wednesday. “This grant will assist in providing a high quality, globally competitive education to students wishing to pursue careers in the ever expanding fields of STEM and renewable energy.”

The grant started in July of this year and runs until June 30, 2016