ISEA Covid Community Outreach Grant

Diane Berner, secretary of the Keokuk Education Association, applied for and received an Iowa State Education Association Covid 19 Community Outreach Grant of $500 to surprise students with a free book in their lunch for the last day of school.  KCSD teachers and staff members have been assisting the food service department to distribute lunches during the Covid 19 closure. “With books due back to the schools and the public library closed, I thought this would be a nice way to surprise and thank families. ISEA also supports the Books for Babies program with the Fort Madison Community Hospital which provides a book and local library service information to all newborns and their families. This new grant will get 450 more books into the hands of our students during this difficult time. The Keokuk Education Association is committed to supporting educators so they can best serve students and we know that ISEA is with us,” said Berner. 

“The Iowa State Education Association is dedicated to promoting quality public education by placing students at the center of everything we do while advocating for education professionals. Finding avenues to impact the communities in which we live and work in positive ways is a large part of this mission,” wrote Kimberly Knight, Communications & Public Relations Associate for the Iowa State Education Association.