Foundation Grants Awarded

By Chris Norwood/The Daily Home

TALLADEGA — The City Schools Foundation has awarded 18 grants totaling $9,256 to 19 different teachers within the School System.

This year’s grant program will be celebrated at a banquet Thursday night starting at 6:30 at Talladega High School. Individual tickets are still available for $15 each.

“We actually went to the schools and explained what we were looking for,” foundation President Graham Hadley said. “We can’t fund them all, but on most of them we can fund at least a core of a program. We want to see permanent programs that go straight into the hands of the kids.”

Examples of requests funded through this year’s grants range from the Joy of Art program, a specially weighted vest for autistic students, iPads, pH testers, a new keyboard for the high school band and tackling equipment for the high school football team.

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