By Claudia Fetzner, photo editor
Biology teacher Mrs. Nicole Keller received a $250 grant from the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools to put towards new classroom equipment.
Over the past ten years, Mrs. Keller has been working to finish her collection of updated cordless microscopes for each of the 12 tables in her room. “I only get about $500 a year for my 100 students, so I had to find money elsewhere,” Mrs. Keller said. She applied for the grant earlier in the school year.
The PARSS acts as an advocate for over 150 small schools in Pa., and “provides resources to help in management of the unique issues faced by small schools and schools in isolated locations.”
“I’m grateful that there are companies that think public education is important and are willing to invest,” Mrs. Keller said.