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Lincoln Co. Schools receive WHAS grant

By Brad Smith

Lincoln Co. Schools Communications Director

STANFORD — The Lincoln County School system was recently awarded a $5,614 WHAS Crusade for Children grant.

The grant was used to purchase several pieces of adaptive playground equipment for Stanford Elementary School. Adaptive playground equipment is ADA compliant playground equipment that offers engaging and fun play for all children.

Claudia Godbey, Lincoln County Schools Director of Exceptional Children, said the hope is to keep adding pieces of equipment to a different school in the district each year.

“We started with Stanford Elementary because we felt it had the most current need,” she said. “Each year our district is offered the opportunity to apply for the grant to purchase equipment, materials and other items which specifically enhance the educational opportunities for students with physical and mental challenges.”

There was a total of 218 WHAS Crusade for Children grants awarded in 2019-20 totaling $5,690,000. The Crusade for Children was established in 1954 by WHAS-TV. It raises money for agencies, schools and hospitals to better the lives of children with special needs.

“We are extremely thankful for the WHAS Crusade for Children grant every year and all it does to enhance the educational opportunities for our students,” said Godbey.

For more information about Lincoln County’s Exceptional Children program, contact Godbey at 606-365-5770.