Last week, the Warren County Educational Endowment has presented Warren County Public Schools with 11 grants totaling $46,450.

The money was presented to help fund several projects in the Warren County school system that will help teachers provide a better learning environment for students. Doug Stanley, who is the president of the Warren County Educational Endowment, said that the board was impressed with the projects that were applied for this year.

“It is particularly impressive to see the level of collaboration by the staff in coming up with unique projects that will push and challenge our students on their trek-to-excellence,” Stanley said in an email message. “As a husband of a teacher and a parent of two Warren County Public School students, I am impressed by the leadership and direction of the school system. As County Administrator, I am proud of the educational foundation and opportunities that we are providing our future leaders and the workforce that we are building.”

The WCEE was created to help fund projects or ideas that teachers of Warren County have had but weren’t able to get funding for. Projects that will receive WCEE funding range from purchasing audiobooks for students to check out of their libraries to medical educational opportunities.

Greg Drescher, who serves as the superintendent for Warren County Public Schools, is grateful for the WCEE’s continued support.

“The Warren County Educational Endowment has been an integral partner in moving education in Warren County forward,” he said. “There is no doubt the endowment has had a profound and important impact on our school system. They are a perfect example of the community support our school system enjoys.”

To date, the WCEE has awarded 146 grants totaling $500,879.76. The WCEE raises the money for their grants through a combination of donations, money from the WCEE’s annual golf tournament and the income from the money that the endowment has invested throughout the year.

Contact Donald Lambert at dlambert@nvdaily.com