Rotary provides masks
Local club helps Clintonville students
Children attending Clintonville Public Schools will not have to go without masks during the pandemic, thanks to the Clintonville Rotary Club.
According to the schools, there are approximately 670 students who are considered low income, which is 50 percent of the total student population.
Students will need a minimum of two masks each for the start of the 2020-21 school year.
Superintendent David Dyb, who is a Rotarian, worked with fellow Rotarian Connie Mitchell.
They applied for a $2,500 grants from Rotary District 6220, as part of their COVID-19 Rotary Responds disaster grant program.
“When we were informed that additional Rotary District Response to COVID-19 grant funds were available, we quickly recognized that this would be a way for the Clintonville Rotary Club to use our limited budget, in combination with grant funds, to make a more meaningful impact to the health and safety of our community,” said Mitchell.
Several areas of focus are identified by the program for funding including personal protective equipment (PPE), food insecurity, food drives, economic development, hygiene and housing for health care providers.
Realizing a need for PPE for students in the community, the local Rotary applied for and obtained the grant.
“Face masks for local students provided a cross-functional purpose to ensure students had the correct PPE to be in the classroom for face-to-face learning and to be used out of the classroom for additional safety. his donation filled an existing and prevalent need for all students,” Mitchell said.
The Clintonville Rotary Club donated an additional $250 to bring the total to $2,750 which was used to purchase more than 900 masks for the Clintonville public and parochial schools.
The masks have been delivered to the Clintonville Public Schools, St. Martin Lutheran School and St. Rose/St. Mary Catholic School.