(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Local retired teachers are doing what they can to help their counterparts still shaping young minds in the classroom get the job done.
The Dearborn County Retired Teachers’ group is seeking applications for its annual $500 grant award.
“With current economic conditions in the schools, this is not a lot of money for a teacher to use in the classroom for the benefit of the students,” said Betty Borquein with the retired teachers group.
To qualify for the award a teacher may be nominated by a fellow teacher, administrator, or apply directly for the grant/award.
Selection of the winner is based on the submitted project, its intended purpose, and the amount of money needed to purchase necessary materials.
Deadline for submission is March 4. Applications are currently being distributed to each of the county's schools. Letters of recommendation and/or the application should be sent to Dearborn Co. Retired Teachers' President, Jim Pierce, whose contact information is available on the application.
The winner of this prestigious grant/award will be decided by the retired teachers in attendance at the group’s April meeting.
“Dearborn County Retired Teachers remain active in the schools and the community. Many volunteer hours are given back to the state with their service in civic and religious organizations. Many teachers remain active throughout their lifetimes, working to improve their schools and their communities,” said Borquein.
The Dearborn Co. Retired Teachers are affiliated with the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.