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UW donates to schools

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Chilton County United Way presented monetary donations to each of the Chilton County Schools principals during a meeting on Oct. 24.

Each year, the United Way gives a portion of the funds raised to the principals to use in their schools. This year, each principal received $250.

“We started this (because) we saw a need in our county for you, as principals, to have … discretionary funds that you use for whatever,” UW board member Yolanda Fox said. “We decided to give back to you since you have been so generous to the United Way.”

CCS Superintendent Jason Griffin said the funds were “much appreciated” and thanked the organization.

“It is a vital part of our community,” Griffin said.

Isabella High School Principal Ricky Porter said the funds will be used for items for children in need at the school.

“We are going to use the funds to buy materials and supplies for our students at PASS Academy,” Principal Kelvin Boulware said.

Fox said many of the Chilton County Schools teachers donate to the United Way on a regular basis.

More than 75 percent of all funds raised in Chilton County are used to support local nonprofits. Each local United Way is required to pay dues to the national organization.