A utility company awarded Madera Unified School District a $2,500 grant and the teacher who applied for it plans to use it for extra activities and materials for his special needs students.
The check was presented at Madera High School on Wednesday, a day after Autism Awareness Day.
Special needs teacher Lalo Sanchez, Principal Kent Albertson, Special Services Director Paul Van Loon and Rebecca McHaney, special services program specialist, took part in a ceremony to accept the check before the school’s Joe Flores Gym during lunchtime.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company representatives presented the check before students and teachers who were also gathered. The ceremony was part of an Autism Awareness information fair put on by Sanchez, his special needs students and members of the MAYA Club he advises on campus. The fair included prizes for students who participated. The event marked Autism Awareness Month, which is designated annually in April...