Dear Editor, 

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of Stephenson Area Public Schools to thank the M&M Area Community Foundation for their leadership in the Clean Energy Grant Initiative. Through the leadership of Paula Gruszynski and her staff this grant has provided professional development regarding Clean Energy to members of our teaching staff. The professional development of our teachers has increased the opportunities and learning experiences for our students today and for many years to come.

An additional partner for our project with the M&M Area Community Foundation has been the City of Stephenson and the City of Stephenson Energy Optimizing Program Incentive. Through the work of these two partners, Stephenson Area Public Schools will install over Christmas Break, new LED exit lights and upgrade many hallway lights with energy efficient LED lighting. We thank the Community Foundation for funding these projects.

We would also like to thank the C. S. Mott Foundation for their generous donation to the Community Foundation thus allowing these opportunities to become reality. Through the work, commitment and dedication of the C. S. Mott Foundation, the M&M Area Community Foundation and the City of Stephenson our students have gained better opportunities both academically and in their physical surroundings.

 

Ron Kraft

Superintendent of Stephenson Area Public Schools