Educational Recycling Grant

Community & Education News
Florence School District One
Florence, SC

For Release: January 6, 2015
Wilson High School Receives Keep Florence Beautiful Educational Recycling Grant

Wilson High School has received a Keep Florence Beautiful (KFB) Educational Initiative Recycling Grant. Through the grant, the school has been supplied with recycling bins for each classroom and weekly pick-ups from PluffMud Recycling. The KFB Education Initiative is in its infancy, and the recycling grant is one portion of the broader program that will benefit Florence County schools.
Maggie Dunham, Special Education teacher at Wilson and supervisor of the autism program, approached KFB for help with ideas and one year of financial support to start the program. With additional support from the principal, the program recently began at the school and will continue until the end of this school year.

“This project will provide students the opportunity to apply functional skills, life skills, and social skills as they help keep Wilson beautiful,” Dunham said. Dunham also said that she wanted an outlet for the children in her program to learn valuable lessons about recycling.

“We are so excited about this project to be coming to fruition,” said KFB chairwoman Michelle Bailey, “When Ms. Dunham and I sat down and proposed the idea with Lisa Perry, seventh-grade science teacher at Sneed and newly appointed KFB Board member who already has a recycling program in place, I didn’t hesitate to say yes.”

Bailey added that the Keep Florence Beautiful Board of Directors was unanimous in the vote to provide the grant, and that she is humbled in knowing that students will now be involved in a project that KFB is supporting.”

For more information, or if your school is interested in this program please contact FSD1 or Keep Florence Beautiful;

Michelle Bailey
Keep Florence Beautiful

Pam McDaniel
Florence School District One


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