BURLINGTON JUNCTION, Mo. — The West Nodaway R-I school district announced three new funding sources Wednesday evening to be used for classroom equipment and baseball field improvements.
At the regular meeting of the district's board of education Wednesday, Superintendent Shannon Nolte said the district was awarded a $10,000 grant from America's Farmers Grow Rural Education, a program sponsored by the Bayer Fund. West Nodaway was one of only eight districts in the state to receive a grant through the program, which provides more than $2.3 million in funding to districts throughout the country.
In an email, Nolte said the grant will be used for the implementation of STEM equipment, modules and supplies for classes in kindergarten through fourth grade.
“This will allow us to build a STEM … program that we plan to continue into the middle and high school eventually,” Nolte said.
The district also received a $10,000 donation from the local Kiwanis club to assist with completing the renovation of the baseball field. That's in addition to a $7,000 grant from U.S. Bank that will assist with building a warning track around the outfield, a fence topper for the outfield fence, a windscreen for the outfield fence and backstop padding behind the plate.
Other West Nodaway notes
- The district's new Rocket app and website is up and running, used to push out information to notify students, staff, parents and the community of important district information.
- Nolte thanked Cheryl Adkins for the preparation for and success of the annual financial audit, and for preparing the Annual Secretary of the Board Report (ASBR).
- He also thanked the custodians for “doing a great job getting floors waxed and rooms ready for school. Several projects have been completed and the building is looking good!”