72.8 F
Ocala
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Over $82,000 in donations to benefit numerous public schools in Marion County

The recent generosity of community members has resulted in over $82,000 worth of cash and tangible donations to multiple public schools and departments across Marion County.

These donations will be presented to the Marion County School Board for acceptance and approval during its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 26. With approval from the school board members, the various donations totaling $82,107.56 will benefit the following schools and departments:

  • $1,000 to Belleview High School (10400 SE 36th Avenue in Belleview) to help cover the cost of senior awards, valedictorian stoles, etc. for the graduating class of 2021-2022.
  • $1,000 to Belleview High School to be awarded to one 2021-2022 high school graduate who is enrolled in a college or trade program to help with educational expenses.
  • Construction services (valued at $7,055.40) to Fessenden Elementary School (4200 NW 89th Place in Ocala) to be used for the construction of a kickball field for students to play on during recess.
  • Architect services (valued at $5,000) to Fessenden Elementary School to be used for the completion of a kickball field.
  • Metal building (valued at $10,000) to Fessenden Elementary School to be used for storage and to provide shade to teachers while students are playing kickball.
  • Concrete slab (valued at $3,000) to Fessenden Elementary School to be placed underneath the metal building.
  • Site testing, soil, and concrete (valued at $1,200) to Fessenden Elementary School to be used for the completion of a kickball field.
  • Clay material (valued at $11,000) to Fessenden Elementary School to be used for the completion of a kickball field.
  • Permit fee, builder’s risk, equipment fuel, benches, and backstop (valued at $14,127.16) to Fessenden Elementary School to be used for the completion of a kickball field.
  • $1,000 to Forest High School (5000 SE Maricamp Road in Ocala) to be awarded as a scholarship to a student graduating in 2022 who will be attending a college in Florida.
  • $5,800 to Fort McCoy School (16160 NE Highway 315 in Fort McCoy) to be used at the principal’s discretion.
  • $1,500 to Hillcrest Public School (3143 SE 17th Street in Ocala) to be placed in the Equine Therapy Program to be spent on supplies and equipment for the Hillcrest Riding program.
  • Website advertisement and on-air time (valued at $8,550) to the Human Resources Department at Marion County Public Schools (1614 E Fort King Street in Ocala) to assist with advertising the Career Fair.
  • $1,000 to Lake Weir High School (10351 SE Maricamp Road in Ocala) to be used for the Mock Trial Debate Team’s technology, supplies, team uniforms, travel, and related expenses.
  • $2,500 to Lake Weir High School to be used at the principal’s discretion.
  • $1,000 to Liberty Middle School (4773 SW 95th Street in Ocala) to be used as specified in a Team Stipend Agreement.
  • $1,875 to Marion Technical College (1014 SW 7th Road in Ocala) to be used for an individual student who is enrolled in the Practical Nursing Program.
  • $2,500 to Marion Technical College to be used for an individual student who is enrolled in the Practical Nursing Program.
  • $1,000 to Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary School (16705 SE 134th Terrace in Weirsdale) to be used for the needs of the school’s “Care Closet.”
  • $1,000 to Vanguard High School (7 NW 28th Street) to be awarded to a student who is graduating in 2022.
  • $1,000 to West Port High School (3733 SW 80th Avenue in Ocala) to be used to support the Debate Team through the funding of registration fees for state competitions, uniforms, transportation costs, hospitality needs, and anything else deemed necessary by the Debate Club’s teacher.

The Marion County School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the School Board Meeting Room located at 512 SE 3rd Street in Ocala.