The Georgia Foundation for Public Education awarded 27 Rural Education fund grants on Aug. 11 to Georgia schools and districts.
According to a press release from the foundation, over $127,100 was distributed to schools to help meet CDC guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants will fund mobile technology, digital reading resources, college visits and applications, art courses for schools without them, equipment for English classes and food safety equipment.
Georgia schools in districts with less than 35,000 people were eligible to apply.
Dade County High School was one of the recipients of this grant, receiving $5,000 to be used towards the purchase of a 3-D Carbon Fiber printer to be used in a partnership with the U.S. Army.
“We are thrilled to receive a $5000 grant from the Georgia Foundation for Public Education,” Dade County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jan Irons Harris said. “Georgia Power’s Kathy Waters and Scott Skinner were instrumental in helping us secure this grant for a 3D carbon fiber printer for Dade County High School. Through our partnership with NASA Hunch, our students will be making parts for U.S. Army helicopters. We are told that DCHS is the only high school in America to have this type of partnership! At this time, on behalf of the Board of Education, I want to thank Georgia Power for supporting our students as we strive to ‘see beyond the mountains.’”