2017-12-03 / News

Montrose schools accept donations

By Jeanne Marcello
Staff Reporter

MONTROSE – The Montrose Community Schools Board of Education accepted and acknowledged several donations during the Thursday, Nov. 30, regular board meeting.

The Jennings Memorial Foundation awarded a $4,800 grant to the Carter Elementary Backpack Program, which provides a backpack filled with food for children who are at-risk of going hungry over weekends.

The Michigan Transition Services Association awarded a $500 mini grant to teacher Jennifer Dunton for her life skills class.

The State Bank has donated $2,500 and created a “Change for Kids” account. Superintendent Dr. Edward Graham explained that the intent of the money is to help educate low to moderate income kids by supporting their educational needs.

Sandra Harris has donated $550 to support a Science Technology Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) at Carter Elementary School. Carter Principal Cassandra Jackson is planning a S.T.E.M. Family Fun Night for a Friday in February. Dr. Graham said, “Harris has been a consistent supporter throughout the years.”

Woodman Life Chapter #252 donated an American Flag for the Montrose Choice School.

The Montrose Community Schools Board of Education accepted the above donations and grants and expressed their appreciation.

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