- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) - Sinclair Oil Company has told a Wyoming school district that it is prepared to invest at least $400,000 in a three-year initiative to improve academic outcomes.

Sinclair representative Joan Buckingham Evans told the Rawlins Times (https://bit.ly/1r16jVe ) that the company has held conversations with the Carbon County School District about what Sinclair could do to improve education and quality of life for employees.

Evans says Sinclair Oil has committed to funding the initiative for three years. It includes programs to increase kindergarten readiness, give second- and third-graders a book per month through Scholastic Inc., improve graduation rates among at-risk high school students and promote community engagement in education.

School board Chairman Mike Mann says he is excited about Sinclair’s proposal, especially the kindergarten readiness component.

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Information from: Rawlins (Wyo.) Daily Times, https://www.rawlinstimes.com

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