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The Andover Advantage Foundation awarded its 2015 Academic Advantage Grants to classrooms and teachers at Andover USD 385 schools during the annual Prize Patrol event March 10, 2015.
This year’s grant awards total more than $70,000, and include funds to support the Andover School District’s ability to provide excellence in education.
“Our focus and purpose is to support the Andover School District, its teachers, and students in ways where taxpayer funds may fall short,” said Julie Huber, Andover Advantage Foundation president. “Each year, our organization is able to make positive impacts on education in Andover by funding creative and cutting-edge ideas, and exciting new programs in various classrooms. It’s motivating to read the grant submissions and think about the bright future we can help provide for our students by supporting the school district in these ways. We are thankful to have wonderful donors and partnerships throughout the community that allow us to continue to make a difference in the lives of our teachers and students.”
Over the past 19 years, the Andover Advantage Foundation has funded more than 900 Academic Advantage Grants and six special district-wide projects, totaling more than $876,000.
“The Andover Advantage Foundation has been a tremendous asset and community partner for our entire district,” said Greg Rasmussen, Andover USD 385 Superintendent. “Through the Foundation we are able to implement and provide innovative teaching and educational experiences for our students we otherwise would not be able to provide. As we work to maintain our budget and commitment to fiscal responsibility, partnerships like what we have with the Andover Advantage Foundation will give us the ability to continue to strive for excellence.”