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Adam Holland


The La Porte Education Foundation awarded 129 grants to teachers and administrators in La Porte ISD on November 16 totaling $132,163.49 to fund innovative classroom projects. 

This marked 30th time that the La Porte Education Foundation has awarded grants to educators in La Porte ISD.  The founding members of the La Porte Education Foundation awarded the first round of grants in 1993.  Since that time, the Foundation has awarded more than $2.7 million dollars in grants and special projects to more than 2,000 educators and staff. 

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 2023-24 school year will be used to purchase some of the following items: 3-D printers, educational software, text-to-speech reading pens, digital quiz game, and books for classroom libraries. 

“We are in awe every year with the software programs and gadgets that the educators research to bring into the classrooms.  Everyone on the Foundation board looks forward the Dollar Patrol. The excitement that you witness on the faces of the teachers and students when the grants are awarded brings such a feeling of happiness.  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   $1,951.72 

  • James H. Baker Sixth Grade Campus $6,274.80 

  • Bayshore Elementary $12,234.04 

  • College Park Elementary $18,435.56 

  • The Academy of Viola DeWalt High School $4,551.00 

  • Heritage Elementary $18,343.31 

  • Jennie Reid Elementary $8,781.77 

  • La Porte Elementary $9,974.62 

  • La Porte High School $18,869.96 

  • La Porte Junior High School $1,850.00 

  • Lomax Elementary $2,356.06   

  • Lomax Junior High School $19,756.26 

  • Leo A. Rizzuto Elementary $5,782.79 

  • Special Programs $3,001.60   


The mission of the La Porte Education Foundation (LPEF) is to enhance education by funding innovative, creative instructional projects for the students and teachers of the La Porte Independent School District. Since 1993, more than 2,000 teachers have received funding for grants and special projects totaling more than $2.7 million dollars. For information, please visit, http://www.lpisdef.org