Dixon Valve Supports Kent County Schools
The Kent County News covered a spectacular display of support for Kent County’s Public Schools by local business Dixon Valve. “At the school board meeting on Monday, January 13th, Dixon Valve made a donation of $48,687 – the balance of what was needed to purchase math books for third, fourth and fifth graders. In its fiscal year 2014 budget, the Kent County Board of Education allocated $250,000 for math and reading textbooks for elementary school students.” According to Dr. Couch, Kent has not been in the position to purchase new textbooks in 15 to 20 years.
The check was presented to Superintendent Karen Couch by Keira McColigan, a fourth-grader who attends Worton Elementary School. She was accompanied by her Father Jim, a Dixon employee and the President of Character Counts! Kent County. Dixon Valve and Chief Executive Officer, R.L. Goodall have been long term supporters of Kent County’s Public Schools. A total of 32 Dixon employees are Character Coaches, visiting a classroom every week – some coaches for many years now – for a short lesson in ethical values.
According to the Kent County News, “Dixon Valve & Coupling Co. is the largest private supporter of Kent County schools – in terms of money and volunteers.” Thank you Dixon Valve for being a true business of Character, CC!KC is proud to of your immense support and involvement in our organization.
To read the full article from The Kent County News, click here.