By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Teachers with Bright Ideas win grant money
Bright Idea Winners
Snapping Shoals EMC Manager of Economic Development Danny Stone (top row, center) takes a group picture with 12 of the Bright Ideas grant winners and members of RCPS school board Tuesday afternoon.

Fifteen Rockdale County Public School teachers have been awarded grant money that will help them create an interactive experience with their lessons.

After receiving 46 grant applications from Rockdale County, the Covington-based Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation, a consumer-owned electric service cooperative, chose 13 projects, two of them headed by two teachers, from the RCPS system which to either fund entirely or partially through its Bright Ideas program.

The grants, which are allocated from the co-op’s unclaimed capital credit funds, are designed to help teachers who wish to extend educational opportunities and activities for students by developing student interests and abilities, according to Snapping Shoals EMC’s website.

In total the teachers were awarded $15,000. Each application was submitted with a budget of how much the project would cost to fund. The maximum that could be awarded for one project is $2,000. 

The winning projects are from a wide scope of discipline areas, including music, technology, math and engineering.