On Tuesday, February 12, the sounds of shakers and cowbells filled the hallways of Pleasant Grove ISD as teachers and students were presented with grants totaling $59,732.21 for technology and new learning materials for their classrooms. 19 grants were given to teachers from Pre-K to high school which
impacted subjects areas including Art, Science, Pre-K, Special Education, and Language Arts. Teachers applied for the grants and they were awarded through the grant committee on the Education Foundation.
“We are so fortunate to have incredible community support for the Foundation,” Education Foundation President Mark Damron said. “It is through these partnerships that we were able to distribute our record dollar amount of funding to the district, and we are very grateful.”
The grants were funded by PG Education Foundation due to their fundraising throughout the year. Their annual fundraisers include their annual donor campaign, Hawk Hustle, and Culinary Uncorked. Partnerships have been created with local businesses and individuals with a mutual interest in providing students and teachers with technology and educational resources that will directly benefit the learning and STEAM process. Every dollar from the PG Education Foundation goes back into the district directly serving the goal of providing teachers with the tools they need to provide students with a high quality education.
The Pleasant Grove Education Foundation was founded in 2007 and has awarded over 120 grants to teachers including over 300 chromebooks, 67 document cameras, 60 ipads, and 52 interactive wireless tablets. Additionally, they have awarded over $12,000 in scholarships, a continuous $2,500 College Preparation fund for the high school.