Culver School Board Accepts Significant Donation

CulverHSFunds promised in November of last year have received approval by the Culver School Board.

The group reviewed donations to be received during their meeting last night. Among the donations was $50-thousand that will help with the start-up costs for Project Lead the Way. Funds were given by the Culver Redevelopment Commission.

Culver Schools Superintendent Dr. Vicki McGuire says the school corporation is quite thankful for the funds.

“Project Lead the Way can be expensive,” says McGuire. “It’s a STEM based program and we’re excited that we’re able to get equipment and everything that we need to get started.”

Project Lead the Way is a leading Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math program that’s operating in more than 6-thousand schools nationwide.

Culver Schools, at this point, plan to start with an introduction to engineering course and may add some follow-up classes. Dual credit opportunities would be available for students if those teaching the course are properly certified.

McGuire says there was also a donation from the Marshall County Community Foundation.

“When you put it all together, then it’ll get us started,” says McGuire. “And then we also get money from the state. Some money, not a lot, but some for each student who is enrolled in the program.”

Culver Schools also received a 1-thousand dollar donation for the elementary schools’ READ program.

Both donations were approved unanimously.