September 22, 1999 4 min read

From Federal Sources

U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave. S.W.
Washington, DC 20024

President Clinton recently announced that under the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative, the U.S. departments of Education, Justice, and Health and Human Services have awarded 54 grants totaling $106 million to improve school safety and protect children from violence and drugs. The recipients and grant amounts are listed below by state:

Alaska. Delta/Greely School District, Delta Junction: $930,047. Arkansas. Jonesboro Public Schools: $2,786,926. Arizona. Northern Arizona Academy, Show Low: $433,089; Pinon Unified School District $1,015,730. California. Los Angeles Unified School District: $2,790,000; Riverside Unified School District: $2,922,180; San Luis Obispo County Office of Education: $635,460; San Francisco Unified School District: $2,788,878. Colorado. School District School District: $2,789,997; Waterbury Department of Education: $2,537,140. Delaware. Christina School District, Newark: $1,748,536. District of Columbia. Maya Angelou Public Charter School: $2,641,146. Florida. The School District of Lee County, Fort Myers: $2,728,211; Pinellas County Schools, Largo: $3,484,171. Georgia. Appling County Board of Education, Baxley: $781,572.Hawaii. Hawaii Department of Education, Mililani: $1,859,973.

Illinois. J.S. Morton High School District 201, Cicero: $1,805,640. Iowa. Des Moines Independent Community School District: $2,443,622. Kansas. Hays Unified School District Washington County Consortium for School Improvement: $1,054,292. Maryland. Baltimore City Public School System: $3,891,203. Massachusetts. Springfield Public Schools: $2,728,606. Michigan. Lansing School District: $2,751,488. Minnesota. Fertile-Beltrama School Independent School District Missouri. St. Louis Public Schools: $1,519,390. Montana. Missoula County Public Schools: $1,039,788. New Mexico. Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Gallup: $857,329. New York. Auburn Enlarged School District, Auburn: $2,454,613; Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Nassau County, Westbury: $576,977; Yonkers City Schools: $2,958,659. North Carolina. Wake County Public School System, Raleigh: $2,751,039; Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, Winston-Salem: $1,555,795.

Ohio. Columbus City School District: $2,641,948. Oklahoma. Idabel Public Schools: $734,481. Oregon. School District No. 1, Portland: $2,747,999; Crook Deschutes Education Service District, Redmond: $928,252; Springfield School District: $2,779,204. Pennsylvania. School District of Philadelphia: $2,770,844; School District of Pittsburgh: $1,617,248. Rhode Island. Newport Public Schools: $899,562. South Carolina. Anderson School District 5: $1,857,951. Tennessee. Clinch-Powell Educational Cooperative, Tazewell: $929,357. Texas. Georgetown Independent School District: $1,501,394; Houston Independent School District: $1,996,271. Utah. Davis County School District: $2,609,999. Virginia. Norfolk Public Schools: $2,643,198. Washington. Olympic Educational Service District 114, Bremerton: $2,452,237. West Virginia. Lincoln County Board of Education, Hamlin: $901,972. Wisconsin. Madison Metropolitan School District: $2,782,932. Wyoming. Wyoming Indian Schools, Ethete: $1,004,104; Albany County School District

From Corporate Sources

Reader’s Digest Inc.
Reader’s Digest Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570-7000

The Reader’s Digest Foundation recently awarded $90,000 in grants to seven school districts in Westchester County, N.Y., to fund the “Teacher in the Library” program, which places an elementary school teacher in public libraries after school. The recipients are:

Mount Vernon City School District and Mount Vernon Public Library: $20,000; Ossining Union Free School District and Ossining Public Library: $15,000; Rye Neck Unified School District and Mamaroneck Public Library: $15,000; Rye City School District and Rye Free Reading Room: $10,000;Tuckahoe Union Free School District and Tuckahoe Public Library: $10,000; Union Free District of the Tarrytowns and Warner Public Library: $10,000; White Plains Public Schools and White Plains Public Library: 10,000;

Toshiba America Foundation
126 E. 56th St.
New York, NY 10022

Health. Using current health dilemmas to study microbiology in the laboratory: $3,050 to James Martin High School, Arlington, Texas.

Plant research. To study earth science, ecology, biology, and molecular genetics by growing native plants and conducting laboratory experiments: $4,300 to Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, Va.

Math. Using software to teach students mathematics from pre-algebra to calculus: $3,600 to Highland View Academy, Hagerstown, Md.

Biology. To learn to use microscopes in the biology classroom by studying microscopic organisms living in a pond: $3,850 to Bath Middle School, Bath, Maine.