Killeen ISD Education Foundation awards $100k in grants

Posted at 12:54 PM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:19:42-04

Over a dozen Killeen ISD teachers were surprised Friday morning with thousands of dollars worth of grants to benefit their classrooms.

The Killeen ISD Education Foundation gave away over $100,000 in grants across the school district today. A volunteer committee chose the winners -- specifically choosing to fund special projects that will benefit multiple campuses.

"The 'Johnny Can Spell' program has been proven to help students with their reading success. We've used it in other grade levels so the Education Foundation has just made this opportunity available for our kindergarten students. And we are just very excited," Richard Cavazos Elementary School Assistant Principal Courtney Williams said.

Since the Education Foundation began in 2000, almost $2 million have been awarded to Killeen ISD schools. 

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