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Sycamore Education Foundation awards almost $16,000 to Sycamore School District

The Sycamore Education Foundation awarded almost $16,000 in grants to various projects throughout Sycamore School District 427. This was a check for $1,452 to Southeast Elementary School.
The Sycamore Education Foundation awarded almost $16,000 in grants to various projects throughout Sycamore School District 427. This was a check for $1,452 to Southeast Elementary School.

SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Education Foundation's board of directors has awarded $15,900 in grant funding to enhance education opportunities for Sycamore School District 427, according to a Sycamore Education Foundation news release.

Lauren Holtz, executive director for Sycamore Education Foundation, said the funding will go toward nine projects for educators within the district, including technology items for an Informational Technology program, creating garden classrooms at West, Southeast and South Prairie Elementary schools, and a Makerspace for West Elementary School.

To date, the Sycamore Education Foundation has funded nearly $210,000 in grants for Sycamore schools, the release states.

"We are extremely fortunate to have a strong education foundation who supports our staff in creating opportunities for our students to enrich their experience as a Spartan," said Kathy Countryman, Sycamore School District's superintendent. "We are grateful for their work, their connection to our community and alumni and [we] look forward to sharing the stories of the impact of these grants."

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