PUBLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $25,000 PARTNERSHIP
March 05, 2014 MARION COUNTY
The Public Education Foundation of Marion County has formalized a $25,000 partnership with BMW/VW/Porsche of Ocala that will end up bringing $50,000 to the Foundation in matching grants.
The $25,000 “doctorate” level partnership includes cash support for various Foundation programs including the Classic golf tournament, Strides 4 Education run, Tools 4 Teaching teacher store, Cycling for Success event, Spring Fling bowling tournament, Marion County Student Media Festival, and Grants for Great Ideas funding program.
“Educating our children is not just the responsibility of our system but requires the support of a child’s family, friends, and the community at large,” says Bob Bisplinghoff, chief operations officer for BMW/VW/Porsche of Ocala.
“It also requires financial support from the business community, and we are honored to partner with the Foundation,” he adds.
Representatives from the Foundation and BMW/VW/Porsche of Ocala will solidify the partnership Tuesday evening at the Marion County School Board meeting starting at 5:30PM. The meeting takes place at 512 SE 3rd Street in Ocala.
The Public Education Foundation of Marion County, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation organized to enhance education in Marion County Public Schools. Foundation actions focus community interest on public education, initiate support, and underwrite projects and programs benefitting public school students, teachers, and administrators.
CONGRATULATIONS to Candace Roy, an IB Biology teacher at Vanguard High. Roy has been named a district winner in the Shell Science Lab Challenge, a competition for middle and high school science teachers. Sponsored by Shell Oil Company and administered by National Science Teachers Association, the competition encourages teachers who have found innovative ways to deliver quality lab experiences with limited school and lab resources to share their approach. Roy is one of 18 district winners named from which five national finalists will be chosen, and from the national finalists a grand prize winner will be selected. Each district winner receives a $3,000 science lab prize package and a chance to win a $20,000 school Science Lab Makeover Support Package.
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