The Pervasive Parenting Center recently held a contest to help local special education departments with funding.
Director Kodey Toney delivered more than $300 to help two local schools with more awards expected in the near future.
Pocola Schools received a check for $160 to help purchase a license Moby Max. This program is designed to reinforce and remediate math and reading curriculum with motivating activities. Pocola submitted two separate grant applications. One was from Sheila Amos at the middle school and Jan Carmack at the elementary school. The cost for the program is $80 per site.
Though the committee did not select these applications for the overall prize of $200 the Pervasive Parenting Center felt it was important to donate the funds to cover the cost of the programs.
Sherry King, the special education teacher at Singleton Elementary School in Arkoma also received a $50 check to be used for supplies in her classroom.
These educators were among a handful of special education teachers that filled out an application for a $200 grant sponsored by the Pervasive Parenting Center. The schools had to explain in less than 200 words what the grant would be used for and why they were necessary.
A committee, made up of PPC board members, selected the top applicant to receive the award.
“We understand that budgets are tight in schools,” said Kodey Toney, director of the Pervasive Parenting Center. “This is especially true in the special education departments. We felt this was a little way to give back to the community and help the children in our local schools. We’re here to help families, schools, and especially the students,”
The Pervasive Parenting Center is a non-profit organization that launched in January to help families in eastern Oklahoma find resources available for people in eastern Oklahoma diagnosed with autism and other disabilities.