FSEEF Awards Funding to FSHS and Franklin Lions Club 7.17.12

At its final meeting of the 2011-12 school year, the FSEEF board of directors awarded funding to the Franklin Lion’s Club to assist with the purchase of a Pediavision camera. This unique piece of technology will be used to identify vision problems in Pre-K children for free. It is user friendly and can be operated by trained volunteers. Children are then referred for vision care at an earlier age helping them to be better prepared for school.

Wanted to share this information received in our office 7/18/12…

“Just wanted to let you know that we secured the funds needed for the SPOT camera and KLEF has ordered it. We were able to trade in one of the old Polaroid Cameras that KLEF had and that reduced the price some. We could not have done this without your support. We have done 2 more eye screenings this summer with the old camera and had lots of trouble with it. The SPOT camera will speed the process up where we would be able to do the screenings for the school. This is such a wonderful program and if we can save one child’s eyesight it is worth all of the time and money.”

–Larry Smith, Franklin Lions Club

Additionally, FSHS received a $15,000 commitment to purchase READ 180–a research based reading intervention program designed to assist teens with improving their reading skills. Technology, small group, and individual practice are incorporated into the structured program. To learn more about the program, follow this link .

We are also pleased to continue partnering with the Simpson County Board of Education and Franklin Rotary Club to provide two programs:

  • Imagination Library–providing free books to Simpson County children ages 0-5 years
  • Chinese Teacher Project–partnering to bring four Chinese teachers to the Simpson County Schools to encourage understanding of Chinese culture, language and diversity in general.