AASA Awards Mini-Grants to School Districts Across the Nation



James Minichello  

San Diego, Calif. – Feb. 27, 2015 – AASA, The School Superintendents Association, announced today the recipients of the 2015 Helping Kids Program, an urgent need mini grant. The program is funded by AASA through a partnership with the National Joint Powers Alliance.

The grant can be used for immediate needs that directly impact students. Grantees’ requests have ranged from boots, coats and non-perishable sundries to dental care and even temporary housing stipends.

The announcement was made at AASA’s National Conference on Education where hundreds of superintendents have convened in San Diego, Calif., to celebrate the kick-off of AASA’s 150th anniversary.

The winning districts include:


Lawrence County Schools

Superintendent: Heath Grimes

Moulton, Ala.


Mountain View School District

Superintendent: Lillian Maldonado French

Ontario, Calif.


Torrington Public Schools

Superintendent: Cheryl F. Kloczko

Torrington, Ct.


Hillsborough County Public Schools

Superintendent: MaryEllen Elia

Tampa, Fla.


Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools

Superintendent: Thomas B. Lockamy

Savannah, Ga.


West Ida School District

Superintendent: Linda Clark

Meridian, Idaho


Schiller Park School District

Superintendent: Kimberly Boryszewski

Schiller Park, Ill.


Fort Wayne Community Schools

Superintendent: Wendy Robinson

Ft. Wayne, Ind.


Colon Community Schools

Superintendent: Vic Bugni

Colin, Mich.


Long Prairie Grey Eagle Public Schools

Superintendent: Jon Kringen

Long Prairie, Minn.


South Lane School District

Superintendent: Krista Parent

Cottage Grove, Ore.


Malverne Unified School District

Superintendent: James H. Hunderfund

Malverne, N.Y.


Quakertown Community School District

Superintendent: William Harner

Quakertown, Pa.


Warren County School District

Superintendent: William A. Clark

Russell, Pa.

AASA wishes to thank NJPA for its continuing support of AASA and for supporting students in need through the Helping Kids Program.

For more information about AASA’s National Conference on Education, click here. 


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.