By Yusife Nazir
The Barona Education Grant is intended to serve schools that have the highest needs due to their lack of funding and other factors that place them in a deficit. Thanks to Anderson, who was the endorsing legislator for Murray Manor Elementary school this year, the hardship which the school faced has now been relieved. Anderson has been involved with the grant program since 2006.
Murray Manor Elementary School was unable to ensure protection for the school’s iPads, a critical tool that has been integrated within the school’s curriculum and a key component in facilitating learning for the students. As a result of the generous donation from the Barona Educational Grant program, the elementary school can now purchase 125 iPad cases, ensuring that these tools remain available for future grade-schoolers.
“Barona has displayed unconditional support for our community’s youth and education, and I am honored to be part of Murray Manor Elementary School’s application to witness the great impact the donation will bring,” Anderson said. “Thanks to Barona’s generosity, a local school will be able to secure future students’ access to technology.”
—Yusife Nazir is a legislative intern for Sen. Joel Anderson’s office.