Bullitt County Public Schools received a $20,000 donation from Pediatrics of Bullitt County. At their request, these donated funds were to be used for projects that tend to go unfunded - think, wishlist-style items.
“Pediatrics of Bullitt County has been part of this tight knit community for over 13 years. We have had the pleasure of providing medical care to students from every school in this district. In addition to our support of our patients' extracurricular activities, we wanted to give back more this year. The partners of POBC are elated that we could help fund some special projects for our local schools. We plan to continue to serve Bullitt County for many years to come. We know a strong partnership with our educators is essential to the overall health and wellbeing of the children in our community.” said Dr. Casey Lewis of Pediatrics of Bullitt County.
BCPS Family Resource/Youth Service Center Coordinators (FRYSCs) collaborated with their building principals to propose wishlist projects of around $4,000 to $5,000. Several schools submitted project proposals, so an impartial committee completed a blind review of all the items and selected their top 5 projects.
Thanks to the generosity of Pediatrics of Bullitt County, our schools were able to purchase items such as inclusive playground equipment, makerspace items, flexible seating, among other improvements to our district facilities. All of the projects selected are scheduled to be completed this year.
“This is such an awesome donation and allowed several of our schools to put items in places that we do not have the budget for. Our students will truly benefit from this great donation!” said Mrs. Jackie Roth, BCPS Grant Writer.
One of the schools impacted by this generous donation was Brooks Elementary. BES Principal, Betty Jo Davis stated, “I am incredibly grateful for the generosity from Pediatrics of Bullitt County to allow us the opportunity to have a scoreboard in our gymnasium. We will have the chance to host community events, encourage wellness in our school, and provide school sports teams. We are excited to see everything we can do with this new equipment.”
In addition to the Brooks Elementary project, the following school projects were also chosen to be funded through this donation:
Inclusive playground equipment - Shepherdsville Elementary
Portable equipment for playground and Chromebook sleeves - Old Mill
Makerspace, space with flexible seating and collaboration tables - Maryville
Outdoor Courtyard - Pleasant Grove