Deteriorating Kirtland School Gets $16.5 Million

Jan 7, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham says a deteriorating school on Albuquerque's Kirtland Air Force Base is getting much needed help.

The Democrat announced Monday that Wherry Elementary School is getting a $16.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense's Office of Economic Adjustment.

The school was ranked 11th on the deputy secretary of defense's priority list for public schools on military installations that need improvement.

Lujan Grisham says the crucial investments will help ensure that Wherry can provide its students the top-notch education.