The Neshaminy Education Foundation (NEF) has donated $18,000 to Neshaminy School District to fund the purchase of 435 bluetooth microphone headsets. The rechargeable units clip on to the users ear, and will make it easier for teachers to communicate with their students who are in virtual learning classes on Zoom as they move around their classroom.
The NEF normally conducts a teacher grant program at this time of the year, funding a variety of projects across the District that allow teachers to obtain innovative educational equipment and programs. Last year the NEF donated $12,490 to fund eight classroom projects.
This year, the volunteer board of the NEF responded to the the changes in Neshaminy schools due to the the Covid-19 pandemic by modifying the grant program for a single purchase.
“We did our grants differently this year,” said NEF President Susan Weber, “because these are different times. All the teachers are making changes in their instruction, so we took this opportunity to finance a purchase that would support all the teachers.”
I want to personally thank the Neshaminy Education Foundation for the generous donation to the Neshaminy School District,” said Michelle Burkholder, Assistant to the Superintendent for the District. “We truly appreciate your commitment to our teachers as they educate the students of Neshaminy during the pandemic.”
The Foundation is planning additional fundraising drives during the school year to help meet other needs related to the pandemic.