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Thousands of dollars awarded to Nettleton teachers

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Classrooms across Nettleton School District cheered with excitement Friday thanks to grants bringing new opportunities.

The Nettleton Education Foundation awarded grants to teachers at Fox Meadow Elementary and Intermediate Schools along with University Heights Elementary and Intermediate Schools.

Bobby Brown, president of the Nettleton Education Foundation, said the group is made up of volunteers, and they work with community members and businesses to raise money to supply the grants.

Teachers across the district apply for the grants with hopes of purchasing supplies and integrating new programs into the classroom the district is unable to pay for.

“So they would enhance the things they are learning in their textbooks, so the students are the ones who will benefit,” Brown said.

Brown said surprising the teachers is the best part of the entire grant process.

“This is the part of the foundation that we really love to see the excitement on the teachers’ faces when they receive their grants, and the students as well to see their expressions,” Brown said.

The foundation awarded over $13,000 to 40 educators in the Nettleton district.

The grants will go to a number of projects including sensory tables for kindergarteners, a serenity garden, adaptable classroom seating, election supplies, weather and newscast technology, as well as new instruments for the music department.

The Nettleton Education Foundation started in 2002 and given over $125,000 in grants over the years. 

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