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LEAF grants three wishes for principals

May 16, 2018 | Community Relations

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Spring brought a little extra green to three Lamar CISD schools.

Foster and Lamar Consolidated high schools and Jackson Elementary are the first recipients of the Lamar Educational Awards (LEAF) Principal Grants. Each campus received roughly $10,000.

“The LEAF Board wanted to find a good way to give out a little more,” said Janice Knight, LEAF’s Executive Director. “We decided to go with three good-sized grants, instead of the many smaller ones we award in the fall.”

Knight said Teacher Grants will return in the fall, with Principal Grants already scheduled for 2019.

The Principal Grants went to:

  • Foster High School for additional laptop computers and “hot spots,” allowing more students to have the internet access needed to perform well in Advance Placement classes;
  • Lamar Consolidated High School, for Kids Teaching Kids, which will allow students to tutor their peers in an after-school setting. The funds are paying for the transportation costs for students who stay late, staff who stay late oversee the program and to convert part of the library into a more comfortable study setting; and
  • Jackson Elementary for STEMscopes. Jackson used a grant in the fall to purchase these hands-on science kits for the fifth grade. It was such a success, the additional kits will go to grades K-4.