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Adam Holland

The La Porte Education Foundation on Nov. 18 awarded 115 grants to teachers and administrators in La Porte ISD on November 18 totaling $125,154 to fund innovative classroom projects.

The La Porte Education Foundation's Dollar Patrol, which is comprised of foundation members, donors, school district officials, and community members, traveled to all the campuses in the district to award grants to teachers.

Grants awarded for the 2021-22 school year will be used to purchase some of the following items: educational games, reading pens, motor labs, licenses for educational apps, and books for classroom libraries.

“We were so excited to back inside the schools this year with the Dollar Patrol to award the classroom grants. It was a great day. None of it would have been possible without the continued support of our donors. We appreciate them so much,” La Porte Education Foundation Executive Director Charlotte Pennye said.

Campuses in the district received these cumulative grant total amounts:

  • Administration $930.00
  • James H. Baker Sixth Grade Campus $6,824.91
  • Bayshore Elementary $14,358.52
  • College Park Elementary $7,814.73
  • Academy of Viola DeWalt High School $8,067.00
  • Heritage Elementary $10,156.25
  • Jennie Reid Elementary $9,729.41
  • La Porte Elementary $6,667.78
  • La Porte High School $12,989.59
  • La Porte Junior High School $13,730.24
  • Lomax Elementary $14,878.32
  • Lomax Junior High School $6,728.62
  • Leo A. Rizzuto Elementary $11,528.42
  • Special Programs $750.00

Since 1993, the La Porte Education Foundation has awarded more than $2.4 million in grants to teachers, counselors and administrators in La Porte ISD for innovative educational projects.

Each year, corporations, small businesses, and family foundations support the La Porte Education Foundation by participating in the Annual Partner Program. The Partner Program runs from August to July of each year.

View the 2021 Dollar Patrol photo gallery here.