SUNNYSIDE — The Sunnyside School District will receive $110,000 in state funding to help reduce underage drinking among students, officials announced Friday.
The money will be used to provide prevention services in schools and the community, as well as related training and assistance, according to a school district news release.
Sunnyside is among 35 communities that are participating in a state program to ensure that the most important substance-abuse issues are being targeted in each area.
A variety of organizations will be involved in the communitywide effort.
The primary goal of the program is to reduce drinking by students in grades 8-10, improve academic performance and cut juvenile crime, according to the news release.