Dothan City Schools receive $700,000 in grant money

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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) –   The Dothan City Schools are receiving a much needed financial gift.

Dothan's high schools were among 20 high schools in the state to receive $700,000 in federal grant money.

The money will be used to expand AP courses.

"Anytime we have an opportunity to engage partners in what we are doing and in this case to bring them on board in support of what we do it's just a win, win," says Dr. Sam Nichols, superintendent for Dothan City Schools.

This funding will double classes, further educate teachers and better prepare Dothan kids for college.

"AP classes mean so much it can cut your college tuition bill way down and give children the opportunity to find out what it's like to have to perform in a college level," says Lavonda Gosselin, a Dothan parent.

The grant money will be paid out over three years.

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