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Teachers and Staff Receive Over $28K in Grants for Educational Projects

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More than twenty-eight thousand dollars has been awarded to Orangeburg County School District (OCSD) teachers and staff, funding creative ideas and unique learning opportunities that are outside of the financial support generally available in the budget.

The Dr. Irene H. Myers Education Grant is a funding opportunity made available through the local education foundation that was established in memory of Dr. Myers for her dedicated service of 45 years to public education in our community. The Orangeburg County School District Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that was formed for charitable and educational purposes, and to sponsor educational activities in our local public schools.

From an after-school arts camp for mastering painting, an elementary school choral group to lift the spirits to a math program for advanced minds, and a book club to explore imaginary worlds, the district’s grant recipients will receive the necessary funding to advance the interests of their students. 
A total of $28,622.70 will be awarded to OCSD teachers and staff, with each awardee receiving up to $500 in funding.

“Our board members and other volunteers who read and award the grants are amazed year after year by the innovation and creativity of Orangeburg’s teachers,” John Singh, chairperson of Orangeburg’s Foundation who also serves as the City of Orangeburg’s Assistant Administrator commented. “I know that I speak for our entire board in saying that we are very pleased to fund these projects and support engaging teaching and learning.” 

Read the full press release by clicking on "Dr. Irene Myers Grant Recipients."

Also, see the article in the T&D newspaper by clicking on the words "Myers Grant".