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Friday, January 27, 2023

Marion County School Board approves over $25,000 in donations to schools, departments

The Marion County School Board approved over a dozen donations during its regular meeting on Tuesday.

The cash and tangible donations totaled $25,075.27 and will benefit the following schools and departments:

  • $1,500 to Belleview High School (10400 SE 36th Avenue in Belleview) to support the school, including school-wide student and staff initiatives.
  • $5,000 to Dunnellon Elementary School (10235 SW 180th Avenue Road in Dunnellon) to be deposited in a special trust account to be used for clothing needs (clothes, shoes, jackets, and storage for clothing) to benefit students who are in need.
  • Books valued at $1384.05 to Fessenden Elementary School (4200 NW 89th Place in Ocala) to be given to teachers to expand their classroom libraries.
  • $1,410 to Hillcrest Public School (3143 SE 17th Street) to purchase sensory supplies for the sensory classroom.
  • $1,900 to Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks (365 Marion Oaks Drive in Ocala) for the purchase of tablets and a tablet cart for the graphic design class.
  • $1,500 to Lake Weir High School (10351 SE Maricamp Road in Ocala) to help cover JROTC Program expenses for cadets.
  • $2,500 to Legacy Elementary School (8496 Juniper Road in Ocala) to be used at the principal’s discretion.
  • $1,000 to Marion County Public Schools – Secondary Curriculum, Instruction and Digital Learning (1614 E Fort King Street in Ocala) to be used for materials and supplies for social studies.
  • $1,350 to Marion Technical College (1014 SW 7th Road in Ocala) to be used at the discretion of the Radiology Program manager.
  • $1,000 to Shady Hill Elementary School (5959 S Magnolia Avenue in Ocala) to be used to purchase school-based supplies for classrooms and critical areas within the school, and to provide student and staff incentives.
  • $1,176.22 to Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary School (16705 SE 134th Terrace in Weirsdale) to be used for all music needs.
  • $1,085 to Vanguard High School (7 NW 28th Street in Ocala) to be used for student and staff incentives.
  • $2,670 to West Port High School (3733 SW 80th Avenue in Ocala) to order new lanyards for students, and $1,600 to purchase various supplies and equipment for the TV production class.

After the donations were read during the meeting, vice-chairwoman Allison Campbell said, “It’s amazing to see the support. We’re so grateful for it. Our schools need it, our students need it, and our community really is partnering with us to make sure that every student is succeeding. So, thank you so much.”