May 26, 2022


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For its 25th year, the CPS Foundation is giving every school $2,500

For its 25th anniversary, the Columbia Public Faculties Foundation is supplying a $2,500 grant to every college and plan in the district, an work that started Tuesday morning with Grant Elementary College.

Which is $90,000 full to the 32 faculties, as well as Centre for Early Studying North, Quest, the Gifted System and Columbia Spot Job Centre.

“By undertaking this, we will be touching each and every solitary student in the district,” claimed foundation member Sally Silvers, presenting the check out at Grant.

“That is so amazing,” stated Principal Jennifer Wingert.

The money for the grant arrive from a $1 million donation from the estate of previous CPS instructor Kay McLeod.

Columbia Public Schools Foundation members from left, Jan Mees, Lynn Barnett and Sally Silvers present a check for $2,500 and balloons to Grant Elementary School Principal Jennifer Wingert and office staff on Tuesday. The CPS Foundation has funded projects in Columbia schools by giving more than $1.4 million to enhance education. The foundation is celebrating its 25th year while announcing its grant program for all Columbia Public Schools.

Basis President Cindy Mustard stated Grant is unique to her.

“My dad rode his pony to (this) school,” she mentioned.

The faculties will make your mind up how to use the money for the reward of college students, she explained.

“This is a distinctive calendar year,” she said of the 25th anniversary.

The donation is particular after the previous few of several years of hardship induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, Wingert reported.