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Grants to add supplies to Shippensburg Area School District classrooms

9 April 2013 No Comment

Staff report

SHIPPENSBURG — A pair of grants will help put supplies into the hands of Shippensburg Area School District students.

The Shippensburg Area school board voted 9-0 to accept a $500 grant on behalf of the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program. The grant will help offset costs of purchasing graphing calculators at Shippensburg Area Senior High School.

During her report, Superintendent Kris Carroll also said that the finishing touches are being put onto a $5,050 grant that will benefit Shippensburg Area Middle School.

Middle school social studies teacher Rick Bradford applied for and received the grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Grant in coordination with Waynesburg University. Waynesburg will be providing the stipend from the Library of Congress to the district soon on behalf of Bradford.

The grant will help create a mobile classroom for eighth-grade social studies students at the middle school. Bradford will confer with the district’s technology coordinator to purchase items for the mobile classroom.

In other action, the board approved a student to attend NHS Autism School in Chambersburg from March 14 to July 31 at the cost of $148.84 per day to meet the requirements of an Individual Education Plan.

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