Schools receive funding boost

Teachers at Indian Creek schools who want to start programs to help students become stronger writers or buy e-readers for their classrooms are getting help from the education foundation.

In the last two years, the foundation has raised more than $23,000 to give away in grants that teachers can apply for. So far, teachers have received money for Nooks and e-books, reading workbooks and computer software to help improve students’ grammar, spelling and word choice.

Indian Creek’s education foundation relies primarily on residents and school employees for donations. Foundation officials weren’t sure how much money to expect when the group formed in 2012, but they weren’t counting on raising $23,000 in two years, foundation president Heather Hart said.

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