With the holiday season quickly approaching, teachers and staff at Rich Central High School are setting a positive example for how schools can support students and their families—even beyond the classroom.
When school social worker Markesha Williams found out that a student’s water had been shut off at home, she was determined to find a way to help. The total outstanding bill was over $400, and the family’s caregiver suffers from medical issues that lead to an inability to work.
In just two short days, Williams helped raise more than $370 from about 20 building staff, and she covered the remaining balance of about $40 herself.
“I believe in the saying that ‘it takes a village’ to help our students,” said Williams. “There are options that we have within our school to help the student during the school day, but my other concerns were the student’s two younger siblings, who are three and nine years old.”
This recent story serves as another great example of the sense of community we enjoy here in Rich Township. The spirit of giving truly lasts all year long.
Pictured above are some contributors to the emergency fund.
(From left to right): Ms. Davis, Dr. Patton, Ms. Williams, Mr. Malcolm.