News in Brief
Colo. Schools Hire Workers Using Pot Revenues
Colorado has awarded nearly $1 million in grants to schools to hire health workers using revenue generated by a sales tax on marijuana, which is legal in the state.
Another $2.5 million remains to be awarded, the Denver Post reports. Schools will use the grants to hire nurses, social workers, counselors, and psychologists.
Tightened school budgets around the country have led to declining numbers of student-support staff, including nurses and counselors.
Vol. 34, Issue 13, Page 5Published in Print: December 3, 2014, as Colo. Schools Hire Workers Using Pot Revenues