Public schools look for funding from private foundations - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Public schools look for funding from private foundations

Posted: Updated:

Schools in Amarillo and across the state are still struggling after the 2011 budget cut to public education, forcing many to look for new options to fill the gap left behind by the 5 billion dollar cut.


"The government will never supply all the money that we can use in public schools," said State Senator Kel Seliger, who was in Amarillo on Wednesday.  "So grants to foundations and things like that are extremely important. And these provide very useful things and research for developmental programs in public education," he said.

The Senator was in town to address the funding issue with the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium. Although the state recently restored over 3 billion dollars to public education, this group feels like more needs to be done.

"We decided that we have a role in this space.We have a responsibility and an obligation to talk to legislators about what those cuts mean for schools," said Jennifer Esterline, the Project Consultant for Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium.

Esterline says funding from private foundations will not happen over night, but by educating the public, she hopes this system will be able to sustain itself.

Colleen Nelson - NewsChannel 10.

 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Police: Georgia man had 174 pounds of marijuana

    Police: Georgia man had 174 pounds of marijuana

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:19:16 GMT
      Oklahoma police say they've charged a Georgia man with drug trafficking after they found 174 pounds of marijuana in a car he was towing.
      Oklahoma police say they've charged a Georgia man with drug trafficking after they found 174 pounds of marijuana in a car he was towing.

  • SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:38 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:38:48 GMT
    A Few Breaks Of Sun This Afternoon...
    A Few Breaks Of Sun This Afternoon...
  • Lawton firefighters train for disaster relief

    Lawton firefighters train for disaster relief

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:44:47 GMT
    Dozens of Lawton firefighters are training this week on how to respond to large-scale disasters, like a bombing or tornado. 
    Dozens of Lawton firefighters are training this week on how to respond to large-scale disasters, like a bombing or tornado. 
Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811
Email: news@kswo.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.