Teacher mini-grants available for northern Beaufort County schools

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Teachers in northern Beaufort County public schools are encouraged to apply for grants to use in classrooms the second semester of the 2012-13 school year. The deadline for applications is noon, Nov. 16, and grants up to $500 per teacher will be awarded in January. The Northern Beaufort County Public Education Foundation, founded almost 20 years ago, recently distributed more than $5,000 to 11 teachers, for use this semester. The foundation awards grants only to teachers in public schools located north of the Broad River.
“We had some very strong grant proposals last spring and we are pleased to be able to help these deserving teachers carry out special lessons that might otherwise not be possible because of tight school budgets,” said Jim Grimsley, chairman of the Northern Beaufort County Public Education Foundation.
“Our goal is to target public schools in northern Beaufort County, which historically have not had the outside support enjoyed by schools in other parts of the county, and to assist teachers in doing things they might not ordinarily be able to do because of lack of funding,” Grimsley said.
Successful applications should encourage imaginative, innovative projects that can be targeted to a specific goal, for which funds are otherwise not available.
For more information or to obtain an application, email the foundation at nbcpef1@gmail.com or to Williams Group PR at john.williams.pr@gmail.com.