STEM Program on the way in Umatilla

UMATILLA, Oreg. - Some good news for Oregon school. The Umatilla School District has a long-term grant to focus on science, technology, engineering and math.

The STEM program will be something taught after the regular school day. It will launch next fall, with courses offered daily after school. There will be transportation and a meal provided, and it won't cost families any extra.

"It's a chance for the kids to innovate themselves and be part of the innovation process, maybe one of our kids will make the next step, come up with the next step, then the kid after that comes up with the next step," said robotics teacher John Fisher.

The grant will be worth a couple million dollars for grades K through 12. STEM classes will also be offered in the summer. As well as to parents looking for GED's or language classes.