The cast of Young Sheldon was on hand to present the Lorre Foundation’s STEM grant to the Burbank Unified School District on Friday, November 9. The ceremony was held at John Muir Middle School.
Representatives from each of the eight schools named in the Young Sheldon STEM Initiative received certificates marking the occasion.
Eight of Burbank Unified’s schools, including Burbank High School, John Burroughs High School, Monterey High School, Burbank Community Day School, Independent Learning Academy, Luther Burbank Middle School, David Starr Jordan Middle School and John Muir Middle School, received $15,000 for the 2018-19 school year.
The schools will receive an additional $15,000 for the 2019-20 school year as part of the Foundation’s two-year grant provisions.
BUSD has received technology, equipment, software and teacher training funded by the grant, which has already been disbursed to the schools for the 2018-19 school year.
“The BUSD greatly appreciates this partnership which allows us to expand STEM learning for our students,” commented Superintendent Matt Hill.
“I appreciate that the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation is investing in our programs and supporting our teachers,” said Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services Sharon Cuseo. “It is amazing for teachers and students to have these extra resources available for STEM activities.”
The grant presentation ceremony also coincided with a science event at the school at which scientists and technicians from JPL led workshops and talks about space exploration for Muir’s sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.