Education foundation awards grants
The Board of Directors of the Education Foundation of Fairfield Public Schools awarded 25 grants totaling $16,679.51 to district teachers and staff to support educational materials for their classrooms in October.
Grants awarded included Concert Chimes, preschool learning tools, subscriptions for scholastic reading magazines, sight reading music books, student storage units, an iPad Pro, document cameras, Vernier dual range force sensors, Lego creative writing kits, a Farberware double burner, reading timers, reading chairs, a projector, Heidi songs DVD set, guitars, balance balls, choreography mirrors, a phonics lesson library, hands on math materials, and independent grade level books.
One focus area of the education foundation is to raise funds to help teachers purchase items to enhance their teaching and classrooms. The steady decline in public monies for public education continues to make the foundation’s purpose important each year.
The foundation awards grant funds to district teachers in April and October of each year. The board seeks to promote excellence in education through the use of private revenues. Information about the foundation board, past grants and how to make a tax-deductible contribution is available on the district’s website at www.FairfieldEducationFoundation.org or by contacting any board member.
Current board members are: Detra Dettmann, president; Doug Kuehl, vice president; Ben Huff, secretary; Dena Morrissey, treasurer; Curtis Smith, Dan Breen, Jennifer Hammel, Shawn McCarty, Barry Waugh, Brent Jones and Kent Whitney. Ex-officio members are: Laurie Noll, superintendent; Kate Van Pelt, school board representative; Amber Ernest, teacher representative; Craig Foss, legal counsel; and Dayna Price, student representative.
The Education Foundation of Fairfield Public Schools was established in 1997.