Both county school systems received legislative community education grants last week from District 34 Rep. David Standridge. Standridge (at left) presents $1,000 check to new Oneonta City Supt. Dr. Stephen Douglas and Lisa Wester, chairman of OFFER (Oneonta Foundation for Educational Resources), the system’s educational support foundation. In the foreground are students using small laptop computers – part of the technology initiative which grant money will be used to support. From the left, John Mark Ray, Marquette White, Stewart Miller, Dawson Thomas, and Tyler Thomas.
Blount County Supt. Jim Carr (left) receives a $5,000 check from Standridge. The check will also go to the school’s support foundation, the Blount County Education Foundation, Carr said, and most of the money will end up back in the classroom helping individual teachers and their students, he added.
‘I’m proud of both of our county school systems, and I’m delighted to be able to help with their projects,’ Standridge said.