NW Arkansas schools get phys-ed money

(October 1, 2003) - (Washington-AP) -- Federal funds are flowing to schools in northwest Arkansas. The Rogers School District is receiving nearly 363-thousand dollars and the Siloam Springs district about 90-thousand dollars to improve their physical education programs. Both are for one year, starting today. Grant funds can be used to buy equipment, to help students participate in activities and to train teachers. Also, Harbor House in Fort Smith and the Huntsville School District received money under the federal Drug-Free Communities Support Program. Harbor House and Huntsville schools each received nearly 100-thousand dollars. U-S Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and Congressman John Boozman announced the funds yesterday.