Murrieta Teachers Receive $10,911 in Rotary Grants

Murrieta Rotary Club provided $10,911 to 28 Murrieta Valley Unified School District teachers in response to their requests as part of the 2023 Teacher Grant Program.

The annual grant program is part of the Club’s Community Services, and was coordinated by Community Service Chair Grace Ontiveros. Instructors typically apply for funds that can enhance the programs they are directing.

The schools receiving grants included elementary schools, Alta Murrieta, Avaxat, Buchanan, Cole Canyon, E Hale Curran, Lisa J Mails, Rail Ranch, and Tovashal, as well as Dorothy McElhinney, Shivela, Thompson and Warm Springs middle schools; Murrieta Mesa, Murrieta Valley and Vista Murrieta High Schools, Murrieta Canyon Academy and Learn at Home.

The Rotary Club’s annual Murrieta Field of Honor provides funding for teacher grants and other community projects through sponsorships and flag sales.

Now in its 33th year, the Rotary Club of Murrieta was chartered on April 28, 1992. The club is involved in many community and international activities and programs, in cooperation with Rotary International, which has as its theme “Service Above Self”.

Thompson Middle School Teacher Michelle Wray explains art project to student. Art supplies were purchased with the Rotary Club of Murrieta teacher grant.