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Grants approved for local schools

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 1. Safe Schools Coordinator Jaime Goldsmith requests permission to accept a donation from the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention in the form of 555 nine-panel drug screens which will allow the drug testing program to operate as in previous years. This donation will be in the amount of $9,990.00.

2. Mrs. Goldsmith also requests permission to accept funding from the Bullitt County Fiscal Court for K9 Drug Searches for the 2013-2014 school year through the Discreet K9 program. They have budgeted up to $7,300 to continue random K9 searches in the middle and high schools. Discreet K9 worked closely with BCPS and law enforcement last school year.

3. Bernheim Middle School requests approval for the Archery Team to accept a donation in the form of payment for the team’s hotel rooms and transportation costs for students to travel to St. Louis, MO for the World Archery Tournament on June 28-30, 2013. The approximate cost is $5,000 and comes from an aunt and uncle of one of the archers.

4. Bullitt Central High School’s Youth Service Center requests permission to accept a donation of clothing and jewelry valued at $548.62 from Cato’s in southwest Louisville.

5.. Donation of clothing, shoes, and jewelry valued at $1,331.08 from Cato’s in Shepherdsville, KY to the Bullitt  Central High School Youth Service Center to be shared with Bullitt County families in need.

6. $4,000 donation from the Nichols School PTA to Nichols Elementary to pay for Renaissance conference travel and lodging expenses.

7. $500 HealthierUS School Challenge grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the following elementary schools: Brooks, Cedar Grove, Crossroads, Freedom, Lebanon Junction, Maryville, Mt. Washington, Nichols, Old Mill, Overdale, Pleasant Grove, Roby, and Shepherdsville.

8. $3,000 Fuel Up to Play 60 grant to Roby and Mt. Washington Elementary Schools.

9. $5,000 donation from Amazon to BCPS Family Resource and Youth Service Centers to purchase school uniforms for students.

10. $11,945.25 donation from Amazon to BCPS Family Resource and Youth Service Centers to purchase school uniforms for students.

11. $54,032 grant from the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation to Bullitt Central High School to implement AdvanceKentucky and expand its Advance Placement (AP) program. This grant requires $29,500 in matching funds provided by BCHS as detailed in the Letter of Agreement.

12. $39,798 grant from the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation to North Bullitt High School to implement AdvanceKentucky and expand its Advance Placement (AP) program. This grant requires $29,500 in matching funds provided by NBHS as detailed in the Letter of Agreement. 

13. $500 Target Foundation field trip grant to Lebanon Junction Elementary School to attend a performance at the Stage One Family Theatre.

14. Donation from Cato’s store in Shepherdsville of clothing, gifts and jewelry totaling $1,335.18 to the Bullitt Central High School Youth Service Center to be shared with Bullitt County families as needed.

15. $1,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation to Crossroads Elementary School for playground improvement.

16. $2,400 grant from the Kentucky ASAP to Jaime Goldsmith, Safe & Drug Free Schools Coordinator, to purchase additional Positive Action kids for EBD classrooms and training for the program.

17. $1,200 grant from the Kentucky Coalition of School Volunteer Organizations to the Bullitt County Community Partners for Learning for name badges, brochures and pens.

18. $1,500 donation from the Special Trustees of the Nel S. Morrison Charitable Trust to Old Mill Elementary School Family Resource Center for student assemblies.

19. Donation from Cato’s store in southwest Louisville of clothing, shoes and jewelry totaling $781.93 to the Bullitt Central Youth Service Center to be shared with Bullitt County families as needed.

20. Donation from Cato’s store in Shepherdsville of clothing, shoes and jewelry totaling $975.38 to Bullitt Central Youth Service Center to be shared with Bullitt County families as needed.

21. $1,600 grant from the PNC/Fund for the Arts to Crossroads Elementary School for an artist in residency three-day workshop with third graders. Student will create West African Adrinkra Symbols and compare them to American quilts.

22. Donation of Dave Ramsey curriculum materials (teacher pack and 80 workbooks) from Fifth Third Bank to North Bullitt High School

23. District Technology Coordinator Jim Jackson requests permission to accept 34 laptops for students that were part of the Learning Games Network Grant for the state of Kentucky that Technology Integration Specialist Keith Barnes was a part of. These laptops have an approximate value of $1,300 each for a total of $44,200. They will be distributed for use by students and faculty for approved purposes.

24. Ms. Vachon requests permission to accept the grant funding/donations below:

a. $600 donation from the Bullitt County Memorial Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post to Bullitt Lick Middle School for a new academic team buzzer system.

b. $500 PNC/Fund for the Arts teacher arts grant to Lebanon Junction Elementary to partner with Kentucky Shakespeare on the Bard Buddies program.

c. $800 PNC/Fund for the Arts grant to Bullitt Lick Middle School for students to see “Wicked” at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

d. $800 PNC/Fund for the Arts grant to Bullitt Lick Middle School for students to attend the Louisville Ballet’s performance of “Romeo and Juliet”

e. $800 PNC/Fund for the Arts grant to Crossroads Elementary School for students to see “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at Stage One

f. $1,000 PNC/Fund for the Arts grant to Freedom Elementary School for a writing/drama program called Adaption

g. $7,500 State Farm grant to Bullitt Central’s SADD Club to help fund a mock crash program and a play about texting and driving.

25. Ms. Vachon requests permission for the schools listed below to accept grant funds from the Bullitt County Education Foundation:

a. $350 to Bernheim Middle, Ms. Faith, to host a Chautauqua presenter with the KY Humanities Council impersonating Kentucky Statesman, Henry Clay to talk with the eighth graders.

b. $800 to Bullitt Central teachers to contract with Walden Theatre to conduct a Shakespeare Seminar entitled Guerilla Shakespeare benefiting ninth and tenth grade students.

c. $500 to Bullitt East, Ms. Gary, to purchase materials for sight-singing training benefiting ninth through twelfth grade students.

d. $800 to Brooks Elementary, Ms. Buege, to take the fourth graders to see Stage One Family Theater’s production of “The Best Christmas Ever!” based upon the book the students will be required to read.

e. $1,300 to Cedar Grove, Ms. Moore, to purchase a wireless Slam-In Buzzer System to be used by the Academic Team and to be integrated into classroom instruction that will benefit the entire student body.

f. $350 to Cedar Grove Elementary School, Mr. Whitworth, to purchase an arrow curtain and other materials for the archery program benefiting students in grades three to five.

g. $500 to Lebanon Junction, Ms. Clemens, to contract with Walden Theatre Outreach Artists in a production entitled “No Turning Back” which will help students understand how Kentucky and African American history are interwoven. This will benefit students in the fourth grade.

h. $350 to Mt. Washington Middle, Mr. Murphy, to purchase PicoBoards allowing students in grades six through eight to get into the very basics of programming and reading sensors. This has the potential of benefiting more than 400 students.

i. $1,250 to Nichols Elementary, Ms. Ferrell and Ms. Summer, to take the fourth and fifth grade classes to Fort Boonesborough for them to experience and become more knowledgeable about the lives of early settlers on the frontier.

j. $800 to Nichols Elementary, Ms. Yates, to purchase a variety of ORFF kid-friendly musical instruments to encourage creativity and provide an active experiential approach to music. This will benefit all grades.

26. $5,000 from SO Contracting to be divided equally among Cedar Grove Elementary, Lebanon Junction Elementary, and Bernheim Middle.

27. $7,430 grant from Metro United Way to the TeenAge Parenting Program for nursing services.

28. $4,010 grant from Metro United Way to Old Mill Elementary for a targeted literacy program.

29. $4,800 grant from the Edith Grigsby Trust for the Elderly to Shepherdsville Elementary School to purchase eight Apple iPads and eight learning stations.

30. Donation of clothing, jewelry and shoes valued at $537.16 from Cato’s in Hillview to BCPS.

31. $2,000 grant from Target Corporation to Bullitt Lick Middle School for an artist in residency program.

32. $1,380 grant from Education Blueprints Association to Carla Young at Mt. Washington Elementary School for LEGO Education Systems.

33. Eastside Middle School to accept a $4,000 Fuel Up to Play 60 grand from the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. Eastside will purchase two refrigerated coolers to display healthy food options and also grade a level path around the school to create a walking path.