DCSF board welcomes new members, readies ‘Prize Patrol’By Justin Averette Published 10:23pm Wednesday, September 25, 2013
In coming days, more than 20 Demopolis teachers will be pleasantly surprised when the “prize patrol” visits their classrooms.
This fall, the Demopolis City Schools Foundation will again award more than $50,000 in classroom grants to teachers at the four city schools.
The grants will be announced to teachers next week when the patrol, made up of DCSF executive director Amanda Barnes and other board members, go to Westside, U.S. Jones, Demopolis Middle and Demopolis High spreading the exciting news.
The Foundation received more than 39 grant applications and was able to awarded 23 of them, totaling more than $50,300.
“Our job was pretty intense this time around,” said Aliquippa Allen with the University of West Alabama. Allen headed up the Foundation’s grants committee this year.
Look for a full-list of grant recipients in next Wednesday’s edition of The Demopolis Times.
During Tuesday’s DCSF board meeting, new members Ronnie Abrams, Blaine Hathcock and Jim Stanford were officially welcomed.
Outgoing board members Tony Speegle, Linda Russell and Fred Moore were also thanked for their service.