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Lakeland Education Foundation Receives Large Grant For Local Teachers

The Lakeland Education Foundation (LEF) recently announced they have received a $30,000 grant from the Shelby County Government to provide teacher grants that will aid in the engagement and enrichment of students who attend the Lakeland School System. The LEF said the funds are intended to support the growing needs of the school district that is continuing to expand to a complete pre-K through 12th grade by 2025.

Last school year, the LEF awarded over $20,000 in grants which helped support programs and equipment that promote innovation and creative thinking. Some examples provided of how grants have been used in the past include a grant for Lakeland 2nd graders to help improve their math understanding and problem-solving skills by physically building abstract mathematical ideas. Another example was a grant for the TSA Junior Solar Sprint which enabled LPS Middle students to compete in a solar-powered car race that they design, build, and test.

Bill Kiesel, Board President of Lakeland Education Foundation said, “Our teacher’s funding requests last year reached an all-time high of over $60,000, highlighting the growing need for support in our classrooms. Thanks to the generous Shelby County grant from the Milton Community Enhancement Grant Program, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our reach and address even more projects and classroom needs in the upcoming school year. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Shelby County Board of Commissioners and, in particular Commissioner Mick Wright for their support.”

For more information about LEF or how to donate or get involved, you can visit: suppportlakelandschools.org