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2015-07-23

MISD's science lab starting construction

Special to the Courier

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MISD Superintendent Penny White looks over the plans for the school's new science lab.



Never underestimate the cooperative spirit of the people in Medina, a real can-do community.
Penny White, newly-appointed school superintendent of Medina Independent School District, had quickly seen that upgrading the school's science lab should be a top-priority project if Medina is to effectively prepare its students for tomorrow's careers. Since the district's bare-bones budget could not support such an undertaking, White turned instead to the community, soliciting local support for the project with a letter mailed to all Medina residents and landowners.
The response to this request has been extraordinary. Individual contributors have collectively donated over $89,000 of the total $120,000 estimated total cost for the new science lab - just since early June! With engineering blueprints now completed and cash in hand to start the project, construction is scheduled to begin this week.
Completing the renovation and purchasing essential lab equipment will take just $31,000 more. As outlined in the mailing, all contributions to this project are fully tax-deductible, and support is welcome in any amount. Checks may be sent to MISD, PO Box 1470, Medina 78055, with the notation "Science Lab Project."
If you haven't yet joined your neighbors in supporting our children - and Medina's future, the time is now!