Wednesday morning I joined members of the business community and the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools in a few hours of reading and evaluating grants written by OCPS teachers covering a variety of innovative topics. The Foundation provides a multitude of grants, underwritten through our business community, which allows teachers to purchase materials and implement programs otherwise unavailable to them. We met at the Orlando Museum of Art and I had a great time reading these proposals. It was incredibly difficult because all of the proposals I read were worthy, well written and should be funded.
What a great opportunity for education when funding is available to teachers. I would encourage more businesses to invest in education and give our teachers the tools to provide innovation and excellence. We all have an interested in our students future.