What could your school do with $500,000?

A co-worker drew my attention to the Kohl’s Cares contest on Facebook.
Here’s the idea: Kohl’s will donate $500,000 per school to 20 schools. People can go online and vote for their school. (You get 20 votes and can vote for a school five times.) The top vote-getters win.
When you vote, you also get a chance to post an idea for what the school can do with the money. (But, the schools don’t have to spend the money on that – they can spend it on anything that meets the official rules.)
Several York County schools and districts are in the running, but so far … they’re a little behind. The ones I clicked on had anywhere from 12 to 81 votes and the top vote-getter so far has 37,000.
Here are some of the ideas posted so far for local schools:
For Central York High School – new labs, laptops, new textbooks or to lower the budget.
For York Suburban High School – build a natatorium, renovate the pool, build a new baseball field
For York Catholic High School – new computers, air conditioning or tennis courts
For YouthBuild Charter School – desks and chairs, more technology
So, what’s your idea for a local school?
If you’re looking for the contest: Go to Facebook and search for Kohl’s Cares. You have to “like” Kohl’s in order to vote.

About Angie Mason

I'm the education reporter at the York Daily Record. Follow me on Twitter: @angiemason1
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