Teachers surprised with thousands in grant money

Thanks to some big donations, teachers at Springfield and Bethel were surprised with thousands in grant money.

Posted: Nov. 16, 2017 6:19 PM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- Teachers in Bethel and Springfield received some big surprises today.

The Bethel Education Foundation gave grants from donors to a teacher in every school for a total of more than $37,000. The money for these grants came from donors. Also, $2,500 grant was given to a special needs teacher at Clear Lake Elementary School. This grant was paid for by Seneca Sawmill.

The Springfield Education Foundation gave out more than a dozen grants, totaling $60,000.

These grants will help improve innovative teaching methods at both school districts by giving teachers new training and outfitting classrooms with new technology.

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