Source: KFOR News

The Cherokee tribal Nation donated $6 million to more than 100 school districts across Oklahoma state. The tribe announced that donation on Public School Appreciation Day.

“There’s an old saying that education isn’t just the filling of a pail, but more like the lighting of a fire. I think that’s the task these educators have taken on, to help light that fire for students and create within them a passion and a desire to succeed. When the Cherokee Nation contributes this funding each year, we’re helping educators in more than 100 school districts fulfill that mission,” said Deputy Chief Bryan Warner, as reported by KFOR Local News.

This is the biggest donation from the tribe to schools since it first began donating more than a decade ago and school and district leaders said that the funds have helped them fill gaps where the state hasn’t been able to provide funds.

Schools will be able to use the funds as needed.

Read full story: KFOR News

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Cherokee Nation Donates $6M for School Districts Across Oklahoma

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