ChevronTexaco aids Kern educators
Classroom innovation and student learning will be enhanced due to $24,350 in grants awarded by ChevronTexaco to Kern County educators on Aug. 18 at the ChevronTexaco Energy Center in Bakersfield.
“Our students always receive a value added instructional benefit when we have private sector interest and participation. ChevronTexaco’s participation will give many of our classroom teachers the resources to try out new approaches that increase student learning and interest in the subject matter,” said Kern County Superintendent of Schools Larry E. Reider.
Reider said ChevronTexaco’s participation underscores the firm’s commitment to community citizenship. The awards will be extremely helpful this year, given the state’s budget deficit which impacts all public services, including education.
“This year ChevronTexaco is happy to fund 29 education grants for teachers to use in the classroom,” said ChevronTexaco Community Relations Specialist Linda Robinson. “Over our four year association with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, ChevronTexaco has been able to donate more than $98,000 to fund 122 classroom grants for teachers in Bakersfield, Taft, Wasco, Maricopa, Coalinga and the San Ardo school district.
Eligible public schools are located in areas where ChevronTexaco has facilities. Grant requests must follow California education content standards and be used to fund materials, supplies and equipment only.
ChevronTexaco makes the awards based on a competitive grant process. The awards are intended to support exemplary projects and innovations in math, science, reading, health and safety training along with helping prepare our students for the work place.
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