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Slaton Education Foundation created to help teachers, students

From Staff Reports

The Slaton Education Foundation was formed to benefit the education and future of all students and teachers in Slaton ISD.  We will use the funds raised to reward teacher excellence and program success, as well as grant funding for school programs and teacher needs that cannot be met with current funding.  

Its mission statement is “The Slaton Education Foundation was formed to better the lives and education of the students and teachers of Slaton ISD programs and organizations, and promote an environment that prepares all students for a successful future.”

The board is made up of Hayden Hargrave, Beth Newton, Greg Schilling, Jeremy Barbee and Louisa Gonzales. These five members have 14 kids currently in the District.

There is a design contest for Slaton High School students to create a logo for the Foundation. The winner will receive a $250 Best Buy gift card.

Teachers and staff will be nominated for recognition based on success in the classroom or school programs.  For example, if the teacher of the Culinary Arts program is recognized through our foundation with a $2,000 award, the teacher will receive $1,000 and the Culinary Arts department will receive $1,000.  “We hope this will encourage our teachers, provide funding for these programs to remain successful, and encourage teachers to invest their future with SISD students and within our District,” said Hargrave.

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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