Apalachee Elementary Gets $10,000 Donation For Classroom Spending

Sep 20, 2018

Apalachee Elementary School teachers and administrators, as well as Superintendent Rocky Hanna and School Board Member Rosanne Wood, celebrate a $10,000 donation from Burlington Stores, Inc. on September 21, 2018
Credit Ryan Dailey / WFSU-FM

Apalachee Elementary School is celebrating a sizeable donation that will go straight to the classroom. 

Through a partnership with the nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org, Burlington Stores is donating $10,000 to the magnet school of the arts. Jenifer Ricardo is Apalachee’s new principal. It’s also her first year leading a school.

"Each teacher gets their own account to shop virtually with some partners, through AdoptAClassroom.org. With the money that Burlington’s provided they’ll be able to purchase items that will help their class," Ricardo said.

Ricardo added teachers will have the flexibility to spend in the way that most benefits their students.

"They can even personalize (the spending) for certain students that might need things like flexible seating," Ricardo said. "They can really base it on the students that are in their class right now."