$37,000 Grant Allows Kansas City Public Schools to Help Children with Asthma and Administer Hearing Tests



Kansas City Public Schools has recieved a $37,260 grant from Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation. The grant allows each of the 27 Kansas City, Missouri, public elementary schools to purchase 30 pocket chambers and 10 flow meters, devices that help with the effectiveness of asthma medication administered in school. The grant also provides each of the elementary schools with an audiometer that will be used to conduct hearing tests.

BTLLF Executive Director Becky Schaid presented the grant check at the Nov. 18 Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors meeting. The board then presented the Foundation with a Community Champion award, which recognizes outstanding contributions made by partners in education.

“We have to help our students improve their health and wellness if they are going to learn and grow, and this grant will help us do that job,” Interim Superintendent Al Tunis said. “I am very grateful to the Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation for their generosity. This is another great example of forging a productive partnership that leverages our combined resources in order to create stronger schools, stronger communities and successful students.”

Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation provides health education programs and services. Through its Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet program, the Foundation also provides emergency medical assistance for uninsured and underinsured residents throughout the metropolitan area.

“We’re pleased to help meet a critical need for elementary-age children in the Kansas City Public Schools,” Schaid said.

KCPS anticipates that the pocket chambers, flow meters and audiometers will be delivered to schools before winter break starts on Dec. 18.

Visit www.kcpublicschools.org/Partners to learn how to become a partner with or volunteer for KCPS.