Southampton schools receive $65,000 grant

Published 10:14 am Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Franklin-Southampton Charities awarded a $65,000 grant to Southampton County Public Schools, the school board announced at its meeting on Monday.

The funds will be allocated to enrich Southampton students’ technology education. Thirty thousand dollars will be used to invest in electronic engagement Information Age education, using hands-on, technology-based lessons to reinforce children’s knowledge of appropriate subject matter.

An additional $30,000 will go toward the Southampton Technical Career Center’s technology education program.

The remaining $5,000 will be used to fund Southampton’s career and technical education competitions, such as the cosmetology, welding and SkillsUSA competitions that CTE students attend each year.

“I think this is a great opportunity for us that will really benefit our students,” said Dr. Gwendolyn Shannon, the incoming superintendent at the meeting. “Free money is always a good thing when it comes to our schools.”