By Meghan McDermott
Lindale, TX (KYTX)
One by one they march through the halls of Lindale schools, passing out thousands of dollars in grants.
"We're surprising our teachers, our students and even our principals."
The Lindale grant patrol is comprised of foundation members, donors and administrators. They're going school-to-school, passing out money to eight well deserving teachers. Like Lindale High School chemistry teacher, Audrey Klein.
"This is the kind of stuff that we need to be able to do for the kids and this is great. We appreciate it."
She received 961-dollars for her project called "Who Killed Henry Ward?"
"The kids are always so interested in forensic science so I thought, 'well if we could get some money and we could get some kids, we could learn how to do it."
Superintendent Stan Surratt joined in on the festivities.
"It's so rewarding to see the money go directly to the teachers, and to the students, and into the classroom. This is what the Foundation is all about," said Surratt.
Velma Penny Elementary math teacher, Anne Davis, was surprised with a check for just over 1,000 dollars for her project "Math on the M.O.V.E.
"My class is to work with manipulations for those kids who struggle in math. And we just explain it in different ways where they can understand it a little bit better," commented Davis.
"Our teachers certainly need to be recognized for their great efforts."
There are still a lot of grants to be awarded. The Lindale ISd foundation plans to hold an even larger grant patrol in the spring.
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