The Foundation for Public Schools recently held a reception for board members, contributors and teachers who have received Vision Grants through the Foundation. These grants act as incentives to excellent teachers who strive to improve the educational opportunities for the children of the public schools.
The first year of giving these grants, 2009, was so successful that it has been continued. Another great success, according to Joel Jolly, Chairman of the Foundation Board, is that the support, through gifts, has increased, particularly in the community at large. “This year we were more supported than in the past years.”
At the reception held recently at Strom Thurmond High School, nineteen grants were given to the teachers chosen from the many who applied.