The Natrona County School District has accepted a grant for a Mandarin dual-language immersion summer program at Paradise Valley Elementary School in Casper.

District trustees formally accepted the $67,185.30 grant for the STARTALK 2014 program during Monday's board meeting.

The grant funds will come from the National Foreign Language Center through the National Security Agency.

Paradise Valley Elementary principal Aaron Wilson will direct the program.

Trustees on Monday also clarified the language of a district policy regarding student fees, fines and charges.

The amended Board Policy 5140 now only states that “no student in the Natrona County School District will be refused enrollment in any course offered for credit due to lack of funds for lab or material fees,” and does not give specific parameters.

The board will next meet at the new Southridge Elementary on May 12 at 7:30 p.m. A building dedication ceremony will occur at 5 p.m.