Lufkin ISD receives over $ 48,000 in educational grants for 10 campuses
LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) – Lufkin administrators on Thursday presented the district $ 48,862.61 for 21 educational grants.
The Education Foundation Grants Patrol, which includes the LISD administration, members of the Education Foundation Board of Trustees and Lufkin High School Drum Line and Cheers, distributed the funds which will be used by 10 of the LISD campuses, depending on the district.
Grants were given to support programs such as outdoor classrooms, virtual lessons to learn more about the human body, CPR for elementary school students, mobile escape room for problem solving , dissemination of information for primary school students and flash reflex training in PE.
A grant that was given to Anderson Elementary was provided by the Heart Institute of East Texas because of their unique connection to heart health.
The grant was named Hands Only CPR, and it was submitted by Anderson Elementary Coach Aby Goff.
The following representatives from the Heart Institute of East Texas presented the grant: Aruna Bachireddy (also a board member of the Education Foundation), Philip La Corte and Sharon Ford.
It was important for the Bachireddys to receive the grant since, in 2001, their son Vinay testified to pass a law to create a CPR training program in schools.
Plus, now that the checks have been presented, teachers can bring their creative ideas to life.
“The mission of the Lufkin ISD Education Foundation is to provide opportunities for excellence in education, to promote innovation in teaching and to partner with the community to improve the quality of education for all. students from the Lufkin Independent School District, ”LISD said.