Co-ops award grants to empower classrooms

TSE-LogoThree electric cooperatives recently awarded more than $30,000 combined to classrooms within their service territory to help improve the learning environment or increase educational resources.

Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative, Paxton, is in its fourth year awarding classroom grants through its Empowering Education Grant Program. This year, the co-op awarded a total of $20,000 to 42 classrooms to help with needed funding for innovative school projects.

Monroe County Electric Cooperative, Waterloo, awarded $500 Touchstone Energy Empowerment grants to 15 area schoolteachers. Some projects and resources included Chromebooks, live stream cameras, metronomes, LED microscopes, an art digital program and more.

Clinton County Electric Cooperative, Breese, awarded a total of $3,000 to three area teachers through its Touchstone Energy Classroom Empowerment Grant Program. Germantown Elementary received $1,500, $1,000 to Wesclin High School and Mater Dei Catholic High School received $500.