Foundation announces Strike grant supporting law enforcement classes
Jan. 7, 2016
Liberty ISD Education Foundation has announced that it is awarding a specific grant to the Law Enforcement class at Liberty High School in support of their fingerprinting safety initiative for elementary students in LISD. The $500 grant will help LHS students purchase the fingerprinting kits. This initiative will assist law enforcement in case of an emergency where accurate student identification is needed.
The funding for this grant is provided by Strike. Ky Bishop, Staff Chaplain for Strike, was approached by the Liberty ISD Education Foundation with the idea. Bishop, on behalf of Strike, was delighted to assist in the project. The gift was part of Strike’s Campaign for Change in support of local community projects.
Foundation Director Leslie Herndon said that the Liberty ISD Education Foundation is constantly looking for new ways to help our students. She mentioned that the Foundation is currently accepting Innovative grant applications from teachers. The Foundation has funded over 50 Innovative teaching grants totaling $165,000 in the last 7 years.
“We also have a great group of donors who give to the Foundation’s efforts in honor of their friends or as a memorial to loved ones,” she added. “But for Strike, we are thankful to be able to put together a willing partner and a program in need of help.”
Members of the LHS Law Enforcement class, Instructor Terry Higginbotham and Liberty ISD Education Foundation President Alaina Arnold celebrate the Foundation’s $500 grant for their safety program. This grant was funded by Strike.