L.C. Kerr and Sunset Avenue schools have a new look courtesy of profits from money given by the local ABC Board.
According to Faith Jackson, community liaison, new digital marquees were purchased with profits from ABC store purchases in the town of Clinton. Each year, the local ABC Board donates funds to local schools. This year’s donation, given in the fall, was for $69,900.
“We are appreciative of all funds that come into our school district,” CCS superintendent Dr. Stuart Blount said about the money. “The funds allow us to go above and beyond for our students.
ABC money is typically used to help schools teach the dangers of using alcohol. In the past, Clinton City Schools has purchased resources for teaching student awareness, giveaways, Red Ribbon Week events, agendas and posters.
According to Jackson, the new digital marquees will be utilizing technology that can be changed easily by administration to display valuable information to keep the stakeholders informed of the good accomplishments that are being made.
ABC Board member Perry Solice presented a check to the Board of Education to be utilized for students. Part of the funds were given to each school to encourage students to stay away from drugs, alcohol and smoking.
” A majority of the funds were approved by the ABC Board and Clinton City Schools Board of Education to purchase two marquees to display messages for all Clinton City Schools stakeholders,” Jackson said.
Both marquees, according to school administration, are an asset for not only the schools, but the entire community.
“This will be an asset for our schools in displaying current information that our community will benefit from by staying informed and involved,” Shirley Williams, director of student services, said. “This has also been an item on wish list for many years. We are appreciative to the funds that come to Clinton City Schools from the local ABC Board. Each of the schools will display a positive message of ‘staying drug and alcohol free’ on a consistent basis.”
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