By Heather Mullinix
Cumberland County High School has received a $25,120 grant from the East Tennessee Foundation. Those funds will be used to purchase a portable computer lab.
The Cumberland County Board of Education approved Oct. 24 placing those grant funds in the budget, with a corresponding increase in expenditures for the purchase.
The county also received more funding from the state for its preschool program. The BOE approved adding $2,997 to its early childhood education revenue line and increases expenditures for supplies and equipment.
In other business, the board also approved:
•Stone Elementary Beta Club grant application to VECustomers Share for funds to attend the state Beta Club convention.
•South Cumberland Elementary grant application to Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Project Hometown Help to support the school's reading program.
•South Cumberland grant application to Dollar General Literacy Foundation for a youth literacy grant.
•Martin Elementary grant application to Tennessee Arts Commission for $628 to subsidize a venue field trip or support a visiting artist at the school.
•Overnight field trip for Stone Beta Club to attend the state Beta Convention March 2-4 in Nashville.
•Overnight field trip for the Stone Memorial High School cross country team Nov. 1 in Brentwood.
•Overnight field trip for SMHS Beta Club to attend the state Beta Convention Nov. 24-26 in Nashville.
•Overnight and out-of-state field trip for North Cumberland to Orlando, FL, May 9-13.
•Disposal of surplus equipment at Stone Elementary, South Cumberland Elementary, and Cumberland County High School.