LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Two dozen East Texas schools took $500 in grant money back to their campuses today. The schools got the Educational Alliance Math and Science Grants from Brookshire Brothers and Polk Pick-It-Up through a partnership with ExxonMobil.
Principals and superintendents from 12 school districts were at the Ellen Trout Zoo to collect their checks. The educators plan to use the money to purchase new equipment, fund special projects and field trips.
"I use it for math and science manipulates. This year I'm going to use it for our stem scopes. It means a lot because so much of us we need so much money to educate students," said Crockett High School Principal, Debra Revels.
"Lufkin High School, with our House Bill 5 have established a stem academy and we'll be working with area colleges and universities and this money is going to go to help students with the fray costs of establishing this stem academy for us this next school year," said Lufkin High School Principal, Mark Smith.