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White Trust awards $60,000+ in Mathews school grants

The White Trust has awarded $61,338 in its most recent round of grants for the betterment of Mathews County Public Schools. This is the 24th year that the White Trust has awarded grants.

The members of the White Trust board met on May 18 to determine this year’s allocations. The school board announced the grants at its June 16 meeting.

The single largest amount—$20,000—has been set aside to assist teachers and other school division employees with tuition expenses.

The next highest amount—$16,200—is earmarked for instructional programs, with $5,500 going for a two-year contract for Scholastic Read 180 and System 44 for 35 struggling reading students; $4,000 for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program curriculum and supplies at Thomas Hunter Middle School); $2,500 for enrichment field trips for 70 gifted SAIL (Scholastically Able Identified Learners) students; $2,000 for a total of 200 books for the THMS and Mathews High School libraries;...

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