Friendswood ISD Education Foundation surprises teachers with $120,900
Members of the Friendswood Independent School District Education Foundation recently gave a record $120,900 to teachers at five campuses.
It was the most the 501(c)3 organization gave in a single year since it started giving out grants in 1999.
On March 2, members of the Mighty Mustang Band led a group of more than 40 directors and community members carrying large checks and balloons for the more than 300 staff members and teachers selected to receive grants for proposals they submitted in November.
More than $60,000 of the grant money came from the Adopt-A-Grant program, which started three years ago when 11 grants were “adopted.” This year, 138 grants were adopted by families, community members and businesses.
Superintendent Trish Hanks thanks the foundation members for helping in a tough budget year marked with cuts and a decreasing budget.
Cline Elementary School received $13,389, Windsong received $17,330, and Friendswood Junior High School was granted $15,159. Friendswood High School received $39,165, and Westwood-Bales received $30,211. The foundation also granted the district $5,724 for its Safe School Ambassador initiative and maintenance grants.
To learn more about the grant program, visit fisdk12.net/community/foundation.