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February 2--  Nineteen area schools are getting some additional money from the federal government.

The schools serve significant numbers of economically disadvantaged students and are rewarded when they make adequate yearly progress at least four years in a row.

Dublin City School District was named the state's leading small district and receives $50,000.

Fourth District Elementary School in Appling County is a National Distinguished School and is receiving $16,113.  Other Appling County schools receiving funds are Appling County Primary, $1,484; Appling County Elementary, $742; and Appling Co Middle School, $742, and Altamaha Elementary, $742.

Lyons Primary School and Reidsville Elementary receive $7,384.

Swainsboro Primary gets $1,484.

Receiving $1,113 each are Treutlen Elementary, Montgomery County Elementary and Collins Elementary.

Awards of $742 are being made to J.R. Trippe Middle School in Vidalia, Collins, Glennville and Reidsville Middle Schools, Wheeler County and Jeff Davis County Elementary Schools, and the Adrian School of Performing Arts.

Nearly 900 schools in Georgia are sharing nearly $2 million in federal funds.