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Dist. 62 Foundation provides grants to teachers

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  • District 62 Foundation President Debbie Post shares the foundation's programs and reviewed plans for the 2011-2012 school year during a recent school board meeting.

      District 62 Foundation President Debbie Post shares the foundation's programs and reviewed plans for the 2011-2012 school year during a recent school board meeting.
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Debbie Post, District 62 Foundation president, reviewed the annual activities and achievements of the foundation during the July 18 school board meeting.

During the 2010-2011 school year, 29 mini-grants totaling $23,000 were awarded to District 62 teachers in 10 schools. Individual grant amounts ranged from $250 to $1,000. Proceeds from the annual benefit and Cents for Kids funded the grants.

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Benefit, fundraising, and membership committees will convene to discuss potential benefit themes, fundraising projects and procedures and processes for recruiting and seating new board members, plus an additional classification of membership will be researched for possible inclusion this year.

An online program/donation service, "Donors Choose," will be promoted by the foundation to assist teachers with funding classroom needs that do not fit the mini-grant criteria or deadlines. A letter will be drafted to explain this service.

Board meetings will take place the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m., in the Leon Smaage Administration Center to make it easier for employed board members to attend. A light supper will be provided.

Post reiterated her commitment to the foundation, its members, projects, and purpose. She would like the foundation to extend its outreach to the community to build community involvement and support.

President Murphy thanked Post and the foundation board for providing numerous opportunities for district students. Murphy also announced that Sharon Lynch will serve as the board's liaison to the foundation. The foundation is a 5013 nonprofit organization.

To donate to, or volunteer with the foundation, contact Debbie Post at (847) 894-7390.

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