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Manatee District teachers receive funding for special projects
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Manatee District teachers receive funding for special projects

Bradenton, FL -- More than 100 Manatee County teachers will receive funds today for special projects inside their classrooms and schools.

The Manatee Education Foundation will distribute more than $48,800 as part of its annual Ca$h for Cla$$room Grants program during a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. at Rogers Garden Elementary School, 515 13th Ave. W., in Bradenton.

The goal of the Ca$h for Cla$$room Grants program is to provide funding for supplies and costs that tax dollars cannot provide.

Funds for the grants are raised through the Manatee Education Foundation's Partners in Education program, from local businesses and individuals, and from annual fundraising efforts such as the Heart & Soul Gala and Live Art Auction and the Phil Galvano Golf Classic.

Grants are awarded for items such as books, field trips, technology, art supplies, musical instruments and microscopes. The average grant award is $500.

Some of the projects that will receive funding this academic year include a project at Palmetto High School that will allow students with disabilities to receive hands-on experience in learning how to garden; funding for the award-winning Technology Student Association at Southeast High School and a project that will allow students from several schools to visit the Sarasota Orchestra.

The mission of the Manatee Education Foundation is to provide funding for innovative programs and enhanced educational opportunities for the teachers and students of Manatee County Public Schools beyond allocated state dollars.

The Ca$h for Cla$$room Grants Program offers grant opportunities for teachers in the following areas of study: Children with Disabilities, Disadvantaged and At Risk Youth, the Environment, Health and Fitness, Teacher Development, Literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Youth Development.

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