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Mini grants surprise area classrooms
Teachers and students across the Grand Island School district were pleasantly surprised when they arrived at school Tuesday. Over a dozen mini-grants for classroom projects were given to teachers adding more value to the daily learning curriculum for kids.
The Grand Island Education Foundation awarded a total of almost $14,000 to area Grand Island Schools.
News 5 captured one presentation at Walnut Elementary. Six different classrooms were given mini-grants ranging from $200 to $2000.
The money is to fund educational opportunities from books, to technology and even weight lifting equipment.
"Most of everything that we have up there has been donated from Senior High, its hand-me-downs and stuff, we have thirty-five to forty kids there in the morning at 7:00 and we are just running out of equipment," said Chuck DeWitt, Instructional Tech.
The mini grants provide funding unavailable through the school district's general budget.
Two more school classrooms will be surprised Wednesday with their awards.
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