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October 5, 2013

AEF awards teacher grants

The Avon Education Foundation recently awarded “Fast Track” grants to six teachers in the Avon Community School Corporation.

Fast Track grants are for classroom supplies or educational program support of less than $250, and constitute the first round of grants approved by the AEF during each semester.

Second round “traditional” grants may be for as much as $3,000 per applicant and are currently under review by the AEF grants committee.

Certified staff in all 12 ACSC schools may apply for the grants. In some cases, one award winner is reported but multiple buildings benefit.

For example, Maple Elementary School’s Laura Samide is listed as is Jeffrey Leeke, but books purchased for the new Parent Book Club may benefit all elementary schools and parents who join the book club.

Other grant winners include Avon High School’s Jeffrey Osterman, Erin Garland and Zachary Rohrbach and AIS East’s Janette Fluharty.

AEF connects private support to public education needs in the Avon community and is unique as the only non-profit (501c3) organization supporting academic needs in all 12 of Avon’s public schools. This is only possible through tax-deductible donations to AEF.

Last year the AEF provided $66,257 in grant and educational support to Avon schools. However, due to budget cuts, requests for assistance are already up this year which means meeting those needs, requests, and goals will only be possible with the help of others. Tax-deductible donations to AEF are always welcome at 7203 E. U.S. 36, Avon, IN 46123, are much appreciated and will benefit literally thousands of Avon’s public school children.

For more information, visit the website at www.avoneducationfoundation.org.

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