School officials agree being on a tight budget with a lot of students to accommodate can be challenging but with the donations, like the one they received from Representative Dexter Grimsley, they are able to make ends meet.
"A blessing truly a blessing, " says Tamika Fleming, Principal at Grandview Elementary School.
One of the many praises to Representative Dexter Grimsley for the $1,000 donation he made Monday to every Dothan City school.
"It was like an early Christmas present because as I told you earlier, we don't get a lot of funding here and anytime someone gives us additional money that we're not expecting it's a wonderful, wonderful gift, " says Vicki Davis, Principal at Highlands Elementary School.
"Sometimes funds have to be spent on certain things for our students so to have these funds and be able to do what we need to do at our school with the funds is important and really appreciated, " says Fleming.
Appreciation shared among the schools, and officials say the money will help with new purchases to benefit the students.
"We'll use it for technology here at Northview High School, for laptops or iPads because that's where we're going in the 21st century is incorporating technology in the classroom, " says Chris Shaw, Principal at Northview High School.
"I think we'll use the money for student incentives as far as student achievement goals when students receive certain recognition, we plan to purchase things for them to let them know we appreciate their hard work, " says Fleming.
"We're going to buy some iPads with it for our teachers because none of our teachers have iPads currently, that's one of the big things that we know are important, " says Davis.
The money Representative Grimsley donated was grant money to help benefit his district.
The grant money State Representatives receive goes to schools, public projects and other things of that nature.
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