FORT MYERS, Fla (December 3, 2020) – The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools held their annual Classroom & School Grants Ceremony on Monday, November 30 at The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Educators, Administrators, The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools’ Executive Board Members, Selection Committee Members, and Sponsors gathered to recognize the recipients for their innovative and creative grant projects that will enhance student learning in the 2020-2021 school year. Approximately $80,000 has been awarded totaling 44 Grants funded to educators, schools, and administrators throughout the School District of Lee County.
The Classroom & School Grants program supports teachers and students by funding tools and resources that are normally not included in their budget but are necessary for creating unique learning experiences. Teachers submit a grant application to The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools for innovative projects that enhance student learning through hands-on activities and unique perspectives on traditional subject areas. Classroom Grant categories include Academic Achievement of Low Performing Students, Literacy, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM).
“Our educators are gifted at planning new and innovative learning experiences for our students so they are given the opportunity to succeed at their highest potential”, says Marshall T. Bower, President & CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. “This grant program bridges the educating of our children with real world learning experiences. The business and community sponsors help make the program a success”.
The funding for this program would not be possible without the generous support of our Gold Sponsor, Suncoast Credit Union, along with several other financial contributors. The program is also sponsored in part by a major grant from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundation, which is made possible by the State of Florida.
About The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools: The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. is a private, 501(c)3 organization established in 1986. Its mission is to enhance and enrich the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources, and experiences made possible through corporate, individual, and educational partnerships. The Foundation is rated a Platinum organization by GuideStar. Find us online at www.leeschoolfoundation.org, on Twitter @FoundationLCPS, and Facebook.