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Blaine County Education Foundation (BCEF)

By January 19, 2022Media Coverage

Blaine County Education Foundation (BCEF) truly embodied the 2021 season of giving by donating over $80,000 to local teachers and schools! Thanks to the support of our donors and grants from community foundations such as the Wood River Women’s Foundation and the Nicholas Martin Jr. Family Foundation, BCEF has awarded over $80,000 worth of materials to classroom teachers and schools to support students. 

“Not only has the Education Foundation been able to award classroom and lab materials to schools but we were also able to purchase a new vision screener for BCSD nurses to efficiently and effectively test student’s vision beginning in Kindergarten,” explained Kristy Heitzman, BCEF Executive Director. 

Tim Rierden, a math teacher at Wood River High School, will use BCEF funds to explore the Pythagorean Theorem, where students launch rockets and calculate the altitude the rockets reach. BCEF aims to support teachers in inspiring and engaging students to learn and find their passion.