One big check is helping students at Wichita Falls High School stay in school.
This afternoon Communities In Schools of the great Wichita Falls area received a $30 thousand grant from the Alcoa Foundation.
The money will fund teachers, tutors and services preventing students from dropping out of school.
This is the second consecutive year Wichita Falls High School has received the grant and officials say it's extremely helpful.
"Especially with the state budget cuts that we have heard so much about in education lately, CIS was one of those that received a cut, this helps supplement those funds and helps us do what we are here to do and that is to help kids stay in school," said Rachel Wheat, the Board Chair for Communities in Schools.
The programs funded by the grant cater to about five hundred students at Wichita Falls High School each year.