The Leon County School Foundation announced 35,000 dollars in mini grants. School officials say the 20 mini-grants will help fund special projects and books for the classroom. We spoke with one winner Tuesday evening who is using the money for a fun reading project.
Laura Joanos said, "We're very proud and excited because this is something that we would like to be able to do, but the monies weren't there and so this is enabling us to purchase these books and CDs."
The Leon County School Foundation says the grants were awarded to a total of 74 teachers at 16 schools.