Education Foundation provides $38,000 in Gulf County School Funding

Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 02:15 PM.

For the past 14 years, local volunteers have been working to raise money to enhance the traditional offerings of our local school district through the Education Foundation of Gulf County, Inc. (EFGC).  With the generous support of grants provided by Progress Energy, the Tapper Foundation, The Miller Charitable Foundation, and our local community’s extraordinary efforts, our children have benefited from over $220,000 invested in creative teaching and learning initiatives.

The EFGC provided over $38,000 in grant funding for Gulf County School during the 2012-2013 school year. 

“We know that various children learn differently so the EFGC works to provide creative opportunities that make the learning process innovative and fun” said David Warriner, president of the EFGC.  “We are proud of our continuing community’s effort to make this happen.” 

The EFGC will be sending out a letter to local business leaders and many valued alumnae of Gulf County Schools. Your support is needed to help fund the important learning initiatives teachers want and need to do the best for students.

“The Gulf County Education Foundation is a major contributor toward the funding of grants that give teachers the much needed support they need to have excellent resources and enhance their classrooms in our high performing district,” said Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton. “Over the years, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been contributed through this community support. We are very proud of this program and the dedicated people who volunteer their time for educational resources.”

Programs that enhance reading skills, along with science, technology, engineering and math skills have been targeted.  Entire science labs have been created.  Real paper books, along with digital media have been purchased for student use. Innovative learning devices have been implemented in classrooms. In addition, funds have been made available for cultural and social learning experiences that expose students to the world outside their traditional school curriculum.   

Local students are better off for having access to these unique opportunities, not afforded through traditional state funding streams.  The EFGC solicits and manages donations used to purchase the hands-on equipment and devices to which our teachers would not otherwise have access.

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