The Flagler County Education Foundation visited 44 classrooms in 11 Flagler County schools and distributed $70,000 in grants — all in one week in October.
The classroom teachers were recipients of the Surprise Beaver Toyota Teacher Grants Delivery Day. Each school in the county received grants, including, for the first time, the county's charter school — Imagine School at Town Center — which received four grants.
The Beaver Toyota Teacher Grants Program matches funds distributed by the Florida Consortium of Education Foundations to provide teachers with funding for supplies, activities and projects that are not included in their school budgets.
According to a survey of public school teachers by the U.S. Department of Education, 94% spent an average of $478 of their own money on school supplies during the 2014-15 school year.
Flagler Palm Coast High School, which received three classroom grants, posted on its X (formerly Twitter) account on Nov. 2: "We want to give a huge shoutout to our grant award winners and a big thank you to the Flagler Ed Foundation for supporting our school, students and teachers."