The VISD admin building

The Victoria school district has received almost a million dollars through School Action Fund Planning grants with more to follow, officials said Wednesday.

The grants will go toward making Shields Elementary School and Patti Welder Middle School into campuses that blend in-person and online learning and Smith Elementary School and Stroman Middle School into science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM campuses.

Samantha Douty is the education reporter at the Victoria Advocate. She grew up in Corpus Christi and graduated from UT-Arlington with a bachelor's in journalism.

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Rick Dockery

920,000$ to PLAN!!!!! Everything that is wrong with Public Education in one sentence. Well jot everything, but a big one. No wonder they fight school choice so hard!

Brian Vandale

Where's the other $460,000.00 going?

Glenn Wilson

Brian -- I'm even more glad now that we didn't pass the last school bond issue.

Rick Dockery

They will be asking for a new bond this spring more than likely

Brian Vandale

Glenn, I'm sure they'll try and past another bond. I also glad we didn't past the last one.

Brian Vandale

I miss read the amount, it does total up to $920,000.00.

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