For the previous 34 years, the Metropolis of Brentwood has awarded greater than $eight million dollars to Williamson County Faculties and group service suppliers. Faculties, that serve Brentwood college students, obtain cash for non-recurring prices akin to books, know-how, and particular initiatives. The Brentwood Finance Division usually presents the outsized checks to group leaders at a daily Metropolis Fee Assembly in August, however this 12 months, on account of COVID-19, checks had been mailed to the twelve Brentwood faculties totaling greater than $238,785.
Brentwood Metropolis Commissioner Susannah Macmillan mentioned, “even on this unsure time we’re in now as a result of COVID pandemic, as a result of Brentwood operates in such a lean approach, we’re in a position to proceed our annual monetary dedication to which our faculties respect.” Brentwood and Ravenwood Excessive Faculties obtained $62,400 every whereas Brentwood, Sundown and Woodland Center every obtained $15,600. Crockett, Edmondson, Jordan, Kenrose, Lipscomb, and Scales Elementary faculties had been additionally awarded $10,400. Sundown Elementary was awarded $four,785 on account of its decrease proportion of Brentwood college students enrolled.
Williamson County College Board Member Sheila Cleveland who represents District 7 which incorporates Brentwood expressed her gratitude to the Metropolis of Brentwood for the beneficiant contributions, previous and current. “State and native taxes fund our faculties, however there are extra particular person faculty wants that aren’t inside the finances and wouldn’t be attainable to acquire with out the help of the Metropolis of Brentwood and the college’s PTO organizations,” Cleveland mentioned. “The pandemic has introduced on a brand new focus for monetary wants. Lipscomb Elementary Principal, Michelle Contich, noticed the necessity for the lecturers to have microphones within the classroom as a result of some college students had been having a tough time understanding the lecturers by means of their masks. Woodland Center’s Principal, Patrick Boyd, can be changing out of date Smartboards with new boards which might be in a position to document dwell directions so lecturers can save their work and share with college students who’re quarantined or working remotely,” Cleveland added.
Since 1992, the Metropolis of Brentwood has donated greater than $2 million to group service suppliers just like the Brentwood YMCA, the Brentwood Civitan Ball Membership, Brentwood Blaze, and the FiftyForward Martin Center. This 12 months, a complete of $102,000 was introduced to the teams. This method advantages taxpayers by permitting the Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department to serve primarily as a facility supplier and keep away from offering energetic recreation packages. This eliminates duplication of effort and reduces price for the complete group.
Brentwood FiftyForward Martin Middle Director, Barbara Hunt, thanks the Metropolis of Brentwood for the continued help of the Martin Middle and the Brentwood group. “As we proceed to work by means of all of the adjustments introduced on by the Coronavirus, the employees and members of the Martin Middle can’t specific sufficient how a lot the help from the Metropolis of Brentwood is appreciated,” Hunt mentioned. “We are going to proceed to help our members and others in the neighborhood to remain linked, engaged, and empowered by means of your generosity throughout this time of change and problem,” Hunt mentioned. FiftyForward Government Director Sallie Hussey added, “we’re so joyful to have town’s continued help, particularly proper now. There’s a lot extra work to do, the wants and calls for have elevated, and the challenges of offering companies proper now have elevated as properly. We’re dedicated to doing it and we’re grateful in your partnership.”
For the primary time in 20
19, the Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency, which serves senior residents and different home-bound residents in our group was added to the recipient checklist. This 12 months, they are going to obtain $three,250.