Coffeyville grant will help keep kids safe

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A Southeast Kansas city and school district team up to help keep your kids a little safer.

The City of Coffeyville has received a $400,000 grant for safety improvements from the Kansas Department of Transportation, with the city matching that with about $120,000.

City leaders say the funds will be used in a variety of ways, like widening and improving sidewalks and putting in signage and lights around the elementary school. They tell us the improvements wouldn’t be possible without a strong partnership with the school district.

“There has to be a symbiotic relationship. The community is only as good as it’s school district, and the school system is only as good as the support it receives from the city and the larger community,” says Dr. Craig Correll, Superintendent of Coffeyville Public Schools

Work is expected to begin in early 2019, with a projected completion date later that year.

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