Anonymous $100k Donation Aims to Help Equity in Staunton Schools
STAUNTON, Va. (WVIR) - A woman's generous gift will level the playing field for children in Staunton.
The anonymous donor reached out to Staunton City Schools to find out what was needed. After Superintendent Garett Smith explained the divisions equity goals, the woman wrote a check for $100,000.
The money could support dual enrollment fees, other instructional and athletic fees, extra hot spots for internet access at home, winter coats, backpacks, ongoing diversity training and more.
"Anything that helps us level the playing field, and make it fair for everybody, and open up opportunities and pathways for our students... that's what we want to do and that's why we're so excited about it," Smith said.
Smith says that half the families they serve could benefit from this money. The plan is to disperse the money to the schools knowing that principals and counselors know best how it can help their students.