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Ontario council OKs savings fund for local students’ continuing education

Ontario High School students hone their welding skills. A new savings plan approved by the city this year could help students afford further education in college and training schools after high school. (Enterprise file photo)

ONTARIO – The city of Ontario is going into the education business, setting up a process to see that about 1,000 children in the city can start or grow a college savings fund.

This fall, Ontario will make $100 available for each student in kindergarten, third, sixth, ninth and 12th grades.

The money will have to go into a special savings fund that can only be used for education expenses after high school.

The Ontario City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 25, unanimously voted to set aside $130,000 in unexpected marijuana tax collections to fund the effort.

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