Schools receive donations from variety of sources

Donations in September total over $22,000

lgierer@ledger-enquirer.comOctober 13, 2013 

There is nothing like a little help from your friends.

During September, 51 donations were made to 22 schools in the Muscogee County School District. The school board will look at those contributions at a 5 p.m. work session today in the Muscogee County Public Education Center on Macon Road.

Donations came from PTAs, civic groups, local businesses and individuals. They helped pay for everything from computer software and books to band and art materials.

For example, George P. Sharp and John G. Wellborn each donated $500 to Jordan High School for girls soccer uniforms and a few other donations were made toward that cause, according to the school board agenda.

The Columbus Road Runners donated $500 to Spencer High and $250 to Hardaway High to help with the cost of those schools' cross country teams.

Other donations include Taylor Funeral Home giving $100 to East Columbus Magnet Academy to assist with funding for its grandparents breakfast and Andrew Young donating $450 for payment of debate competition judges at Columbus High.

The total of the donations for September was $22,016.47.

In other business:

• The board will see a presentation on the status of the 19 magnet schools in the school district. The presentation will include what programs are offered, qualifications to get in, total number of participants, ethnicity of participants and which schools have a waiting list.

• The board will discuss a proposed partnership at $30,000 per year for three years with Hanover Research. The partnership would be in lieu of hiring a research and evaluation position in the school district.

• The construction of an $80,000 athletic storage unit at Carver High will be discussed.

• The board will consider nominees Mary Bide, Edie Evans and Len Williams for an appointment to the Muscogee County Library Board.

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