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Corvallis School District leaders and community members joined students at Corvallis High School on in February of 2019 to celebrate the community funded solar project at the school.

The Corvallis Public Schools Foundation announced last week it is contributing $74,000 the Corvallis School District this fall.

According to a press release, the foundation is supporting education-enrichment projects and programs that assist students low-income and homeless students.

Projects funded include building an obstacle course at Garfield Elementary School; the purchase of ukuleles for Hoover Elementary School; establishing a dance program at Lincoln Elementary School; buying graphic novels for the Jefferson Elementary School library; establishing a running club at Wilson Elementary School; providing materials for hands-science and technology learning at Cheldelin Middle School; upgrading theater lighting and sound equipment, also at Cheldelin; funding the Juntos college preparation program at Linus Pauling Middle School; converting an unused room to a fitness room, also at Linus Pauling; expanding the library’s collection of Spanish-language books at Corvalllis High School; adding standing desks to College Hill High School; and purchasing rain jackets and rubber boots for field work in environmental science classes at Crescent Valley High School.

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“We are pleased to direct resources toward areas that are making a real difference for students,” Foundation Chair Mike Sheets said in the release. “These funds give our educators a wonderful chance to think outside the box to enhance learning and engage hard-to-reach kids.”

A total of $22,500 of the granted funds support students navigating homelessness or poverty.

Visit www.cpsfoundation.org to learn more or support the foundation.

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Anthony Rimel covers education and crime in Benton County and weekend events across the Mid-Valley. He can be reached at anthony.rimel@lee.net or 541-812-6091.