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For Immediate Release

June 5, 2009

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

Corrections Special School District Receives Grant Funding for Education

(Concord, NH) New Hampshire Department of Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn announced that the Corrections Special School District (CSSD) has been authorized to expend over $32,000 in federal Title I grant money to purchase equipment and instructional resources to strengthen the reading and math levels for inmates in education programs throughout the DOC.

The funds were secured by CSSD Special Education Coordinator Kathleen Letts through a collaborative grant submission effort with the Merrimack Valley School District. The New Hampshire Department of Education facilitated the delivery of the funds.

Among the items to be acquired will be GED study materials, informational and instructional reference materials for Career Awareness courses, instructional manuals for building and professional trades, DVDs for science, history, and literature, and scientific equipment and hands-on instructional materials. The equipment to be purchased with the funding includes eighteen computers and a network server, three laptops, five external hard drives for data security, TV and a VCR, and flat panel monitors.

Commissioner Wrenn said, “Education is a key piece in preparing offenders for successful re-entry into the community. I would like to thank Ms. Letts and the Education team for their hard work and dedication toward that success.”

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