Gehlen Catholic Schools receives grant from the FIRE Foundation



A new grant program from an organization promoting inclusive education will benefit Gehlen Catholic Schools.
The FIRE Foundation of Northwest Iowa awarded a 20-thousand dollars grant to Gehlen Catholic, and another 20-thousand dollars to Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in Sioux City.
A news release from the FIRE Foundation of Northwest Iowa says Gehlen’s grant will be used to hire two paraprofessionals, one for students in the elementary school, and one for students in grades 7 through 12. Both paras will serve students with special needs.
The FIRE Foundation of Northwest Iowa was formed in 2020 to help with the education of special needs students in Catholic Schools in northwest Iowa.