Coupon books on sale to benefit schools
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 7, 2006
Special to the Reporter
&8220;Coupons for Classrooms&8221; are now on sale for Shelby County Schools.
According to Carol Bruser, executive director of the Greater Shelby County Education Foundation (GSCEF), the new &8220;bigger&8221; and &8220;better&8221; coupon book fund-raider includes more than $1,500 worth of discounts from Shelby County and area business &8212; $60 from Publix alone.
The book sale is sponsored each year by the GSCEF.
This year&8217;s goal is to sell 25,000 of the
books and raise $187,500 for local schools.
Local schools will sell the coupon books for $15 with schools retaining $7.50 per book sold.
In addition, the public education foundation will receive $1.25 per book sold for the Classroom Mini-Grant program.
The program provides $25,000 annually to teachers throughout the Shelby County school system for curriculum enhancement.
Coupon books went on sale Feb. 1
and will be sold until Feb. 17 at all Shelby County public schools.
Contact Bruser at 980-8604 for more information