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Jackson County Education Foundation rewards teachers

Jackson County Education Foundation rewards teachers

Jackson County Schools are truly blessed to have the help and backing of the Jackson County Education Foundation.  Each year, they work long and tireless hours to raise funds to give back to the classrooms and students in the schools located right here in their county.  

Their biggest fundraiser comes from their annual pork chop dinner that is held in the fall but they have many smaller fundraisers throughout the year.   They are gearing up for their biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual smoked pork chop dinner with all the trimmings.  This year the dinner will be held November 7 and will include a smoked pork chop, corn on the cob, baked beans and a dessert. Dinners may be picked up from 10:30 till 12:15 at the Armory on highway 90 or deliveries of large orders can be made. The Foundation stresses that for every dollar donated to JCEF, the state matches it so your dollar goes a really long way. 

The Foundation is aware that each year the teachers spend money out of their pockets to fund items needed for their classrooms.  JCEF offers grants to teachers to help offset those out-of-pocket expenses.  This year, JCEF funded 30 grants for K-12 schools for a value of $29,116.23.  There were two school grants, five group grants, and 23 individual grants.  Jackson Alternative School and Grand Ridge School were the schools receiving grants.

Charlotte Gardner and the JCEF were all smiles yesterday as they handed out the grant awards to some very happy teachers.  Check out next week’s TIMES for the teachers and their grants requests to see what awesome things are in store for Jackson County Schools in the coming months. 

Kudos to the Jackson County Education Foundation. 

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