LS Educational Foundation exceeds goal

May 22, 2013 

The Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation recently met its 2012-13 Annual Fund Drive goal, raising more than $275,000. Through the generosity of local individuals and businesses, the Foundation funds will provide opportunities for students to stretch their minds and inspire creativity.

The 2012-13 Annual Fund Drive is providing funding for students in the following priority areas:

• Chromebook computer labs at $200,000. The Foundation and the R-7 School District shared in the cost to provide a 30-computer mobile Google Chromebook lab for each elementary, middle and high school. The computers are located on charging carts so they can be easily accessed by classrooms throughout each school.

• PEAK (Promoting Excellence And Knowledge) Grants at $50,000. Teachers apply for these competitive classroom grants each year through the Foundation. There are currently 42 PEAK Grants in action across the district with 41 awarded for 2013-14.

• Foundation Endowment at $25,000. This fund provides ongoing revenue for amazing educational programs for students.

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