The Mt. Airy Schools Coalition, a group made up of three community civic organizations, has granted $12,000 to six neighborhood schools.
It’s the second year the group has used a state tax credit program called the Educational Improvement Tax Credit to allow business owners to direct their state tax dollars to area schools.
Together West Mt. Airy Neighbors, East Mt. Airy Neighbors and Mt. Airy USA partnered with four areas banks to fund extracurricular activities at A. B. Day, C.W. Henry, Emlen, Houston, Lingelbach, and J. S. Jenks.
Here’s what the money will go towards:
A. B. Day – Purchasing First in Math software licenses for students in grades 1 to 6. The software provides online instruction tailored to individual student needs.
Lingelbach – Enhancing music offerings to purchase new instruments and sheet music.
Emlen – Enhancing music offerings to purchase new instruments and sheet music.
C.W. Henry – Purchasing Chromebooks for students in grades K to 3.
Houston – Supporting the school’s gifted program through the purchase of classroom technology as well as field trips.
J. S. Jenks – Purchasing materials and software to connect the school’s STEM Initiative in grades K to 2 to its literacy curriculum.