Education Foundation awards over $64,000 in grants

Education Foundation for Lockhart ISD distributes over $64,000 in grants to teachers
Posted on 04/23/2019
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Date: April 23, 2019

Education Foundation for Lockhart ISD distributes over $64,000 in grants to teachers

Foundation Board of Directors preparing to award grants

The Education Foundation for Lockhart ISD traveled to schools across the district to distribute 53 grants totaling over $64,000 to teachers to implement innovative programs to benefit LISD students. This is the highest amount the Foundation has ever been been able to distribute through their grant program, largely due to the generosity of the community and sponsors who help support Foundation events.

“When we get off the bus, this is for us, the most exciting day of the year because it is the culmination of the work that we do that enables us to give back to the teachers and support the work they do in the classrooms, giving our kids the best opportunities they can to learn,” shared Education Foundation for Lockhart ISD Board of Directors President Tim Clark. “Every grant that we’re able to approve supports that mission. The fact that we’re doing more and more each year is a very good and humbling thing, and it speaks well to how much the community supports the Foundation.”

As the Foundation surprised teachers in their classrooms with the checks, they were met with squeals of excitement, happy tears, and pure joy. The excitement radiated across the district.

Jenn Hodges class receiving grant award

“The Education Foundation makes a tremendous difference in what teachers are able to implement through this funding,” said Superintendent Mark Estrada. “As a District of Innovation, we pride ourselves on preparing our students for the future with innovative instruction and engaging learning experiences. The Foundation is definitely a big reason why we are #LockhartLeading.”

The Education Foundation for Lockhart ISD raises funds throughout the year in order make the innovative grants program possible. Donations by the community and sponsors have steadily increased, and with that, the Foundation has been able to fund more grants.

To learn more about the Education Foundation for Lockhart ISD, or to donate, please visit

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