Mon, Preston schools receive $40K in grants

MORGANTOWN— Schools in Monongalia and Preston counties are among those benefiting from numerous education grants to West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Recently, Chevron and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation recently awarded $196,200 worth of Innovation Grants to fund various projects in 43 classrooms throughout the two states. These projects cover a wide variety of subjects from agriculture to digital design.

Monongalia County Schools received about $32,000 of grant funding for seven projects while Preston County Schools got just under $8,000 for two projects.

Monongalia County Schools Assistant Superintendent Donna Talerico said each project was devised by school staff who then sought out funding when the opportunity became available.

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