Dearborn Public Schools Board of Education trustees accepted multiple donations from the Dearborn Education Foundation, plus two in-kind donations from the community, at its regular Monday night meeting.
The foundation dollars, which total $18,729.02, are the latest in a long string of donations this year. Generally, the foundation provides about $100,000 per year to the schools–the largest of which so far in 2011 was a .
The grants cover the cost of items that might not otherwise be affordable for the schools.
Additionally, the district also accepted the donation of a Sizzix die cutting machine with attachments that was offered to by Stephen and Jennifer Cole, and a Skilsaw miter saw that was donated to ’s wood technical program by Matthew Schleif.
The foundation awards accepted Monday are as follows:
- will receive $4,000 to be used towards the purchase of a digital sign
- will receive $239 to use towards the purchase of a document camera
- will receive $1,650.62 to be used towards an Apple computer
- will receive $5,000 to be used for Daily Five books and supplies
- Nowlin Elementary School and will receive $557.40 to be used for a “Project Organization” automated book checkout system for the book room
- A $282 donation will help pay for trophies at the middle school level
- will receive $2,000 to be used by the athletic department for weight training equipment
- Edsel Ford High School will receive $5,000 engine lathe machine for its industrial arts classes
Learn more about the Dearborn Education Foundation on their website.