SYLACAUGA -- The Sylacauga City Schools Foundation is celebrating its 30th anniversary, according to a press release.
Founded in August 1988 by Dr. Joe Morton, who was system superintendent at that time, and a group of education-focused community leaders, the Foundation was one of the first K-12 school foundations in Alabama and the nation.
Total contributions have exceeded $1.9 million, with the interest from these contributions funding more than 1,100 grants over the last 30 years.
Foundation grants fund additional resources to support classroom learning, including Chromebooks, computers, iPads, Smart Boards, fine arts, reading initiatives, math and science programs, physical education equipment, band upgrades and Spanish-teaching materials, to name a few.
The organization has awarded 50 Foundation chairs in honor or memory of individuals and businesses who have contributed $25,000.