Killeen: Education Foundation surprises teachers with special grants

A $4,999.92 check was presented to Nolanville Elementary School for its Drumming Up Math Scores program. (Photo by Alex Gibbs)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) The Killeen ISD Education Foundation Grant Patrol surprised 28 teachers with a total of more than $115,000 in grants on Wednesday morning.

The foundation, established in 2000, provides grants to teachers for classroom activities and their ideas in creative outside learning.

From new instruments for music classes, science programs, and even interactive storybooks for the library, the grant money will be used to create a more productive and fun learning environment for all students.

Tasha Laboy, the librarian at Richard E. Cavazos Elementary School, says she was honored that the district recognized her idea for interactive storytelling using tablets.

“It was something that I really wanted to do and when the funds are not there, you kind of get discouraged,” she said.

“So the fact that they provided the opportunity to allow us to expand and branch out and bring these funds into the school for these students is great.”