The Dart Foundation has awarded a $4,500 grant to Quitman Upper Elementary. The grant (BTU Crew) will be used for an educational program on energy use and conservation in buildings as well as proving information on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. QUE was also awarded a $5,000 grant from TRANE to assist in implementation of this project.
The program will give students the guidance and tools to make a difference in energy use in commercial and public buildings. Students will implement the program as their school undergoes an energy renovation project. All 4th Grade students at QUE will be a part of the BTU Crew. The students will take a field trip to Mississippi State University to explore STEM careers.
The grant proposal was written by Quitman School Superintendent, Dr. Suzanne Hawley.