WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today applauded a $24.4 million grant from the Department of Defense to construct a new elementary school on Fort Riley to replace Jefferson Elementary:
“I am pleased Geary County Unified School District 475, which serves Fort Riley, has been awarded $24.4 million to construct a new school on the base. The school will serve 390 students and will be a great addition to Fort Riley’s thriving military community. Our nation’s military children deserve the very best education we can offer them, and this school will offer that opportunity to the children of First Infantry Division soldiers.
“This new school will also help us achieve the goal of continuing to add infrastructure on Fort Riley which will make the base more attractive to new Army programs and additional brigades. As the chairman of the Senate Defense Communities Caucus and a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, I will make certain Kansas’s defense communities are great places for our servicemembers to live, work and raise a family.”
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