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27 School Districts Receive AASA’s Helping Kids Mini-Grants

The recipients of the 2020 Helping Kids Mini-Grants, a program funded by AASA through a partnership with Sourcewell, were recognized at the AASA national conference in San Diego.

The grants have been increased to $70,000 to help school systems serve families with needs in areas such as clothing, medical and dental care, eyeglasses, prescriptions, food, shelter and related supplies.

Sourcewell is AASA’s premier School Solutions Center partner. Since 2012, AASA and Sourcewell have worked together to offer the mini-grants, which can be used by school systems to address immediate needs that directly impact students.

The 27 recipient school districts:

Hoover City Schools
Hoover, Ala. 
Superintendent: Kathy Murphy

Tuscaloosa City Schools
Tuscaloosa, Ala. 
Superintendent: Mike Daria

Deer Valley Unified School District
Phoenix, Ariz.
Superintendent: Curtis Finch

Cedar Ridge Schools
Newark, Ark.
Superintendent: Andy Ashley

Alhambra Unified School District
Alhambra, Calif.
Superintendent: Denise Jaramillo

Indian Prairie School District 204
Aurora, Ill.
Superintendent: Karen Sullivan

Community Consolidated Schools #168
Sauk Village, Ill.
Superintendent: Donna Leak

Vienna High School District #13-3 
Vienna, Ill.
Superintendent: Joshua Stafford

Waukegan Community Unit School District #60
Waukegan, Ill. 
Superintendent: Theresa Plascencia

Urbandale Community School District
Urbandale, Iowa
Superintendent: Steve Bass

Battle Creek Public Schools
Battle Creek, Mich.
Superintendent: Kimberly Carter

Little Falls Community Schools
Little Falls, Minn.
Superintendent: Stephen Jones

Intermediate District 287
Plymouth, Minn.
Superintendent: Sandra Lewandowski

Boonville R-1 School District
Boonville, Mo.
Superintendent: Sarah E. Marriott

Hazelwood School District
Florissant, Mo. 
Superintendent: Nettie Collins-Hart

Browning Public Schools
Browning, Mont.
Superintendent: Corrina Guardipee-Hall

Rio Rancho Public Schools
Rio Rancho, N.M.
Superintendent: V. Sue Cleveland

Groton Central School District
Groton, N.Y.
Superintendent: Margo Martin

Wyoming Central School District
Wyoming, N.Y.
Superintendent: Kathleen Schuessler

Solen School District #3
Solen, N.D. 
Superintendent: Justin Fryer

Butler Area School District
Butler, Pa.
Superintendent: Brian J. White

Franklin Regional School District
Murrysville, Pa. 
Superintendent: Gennaro R. Piraino Jr.

Halifax Area School District
Halifax, Pa.
Superintendent: David R. Hatfield

Mt. Lebanon School District
Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Superintendent: Timothy J. Steinhauer

Marlboro County School District #345
Bennettsville, S.C.
Superintendent: Gregory McCord

Dallas Independent School District
Dallas, Texas
Superintendent: Michael Hinojosa

Loudoun County Public Schools
Ashburn, Va. 
Superintendent: Eric Williams

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