State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister recently notified Pawhuska Public Schools that the district has been awarded a $742,353 grant.

The grant, which is formally called an Oklahoma Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grant, is to cover the three-year period from April 2018 to June 2020. A fourth year of funding for Pawhuska is possible “provided all assurances have been met and adequate progress toward program goals has been made,” Hofmeister said in her notification letter.

Pawhuska Superintendent Janet Neufeld described the grant award notification as “big news for Pawhuska Schools.”