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Springfield High School awarded $21K in grants from non-profit

The Springfield Education Foundation provides financial support and community involvement to teachers working to improve their classrooms. (SBG photo)

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A non-profit is working to make sure students and teachers have all the resources they need to be successful.

The Springfield Education Foundation provides financial support and community involvement to teachers working to improve their classrooms.

The grants go toward innovative programs, technology, and even basic support for students in need.

With a drumline and checks in tow, 12 schools received educational grants Thursday.

Springfield High took home the lion’s share, a whopping $21,000 worth.

“We want to be good stewards,” principal José da Silva says. “When the rewards come, and they don't come often, but when they come, we want to use those resources as responsibly as possible; maximize them.”

It's a highly competitive process. Since 2009 the Springfield Education Foundation's 269 grants have provided innovative educator projects to nearly 50,000 students.

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