Pioneer School Receives Grant from Ohio Elks Association

The Ohio Elks Association Cerebral Palsy Fund has awarded $3900 to the Ross County Pioneer School to fund student sensory boxes.

Due to the pandemic this past year, the current sensory room items were limited to only certain students who had very specific sensory needs. With the limited space and interactions to meet protocols, many students were struggling with these changes because the need for sensory input is not something that can be scheduled.

With input from Pioneer’s therapy staff and intervention specialists, sensory boxes were created for each student.

Beth Montgomery and Linda Overly, Members of the Chillicothe Elks Lodge #52, presented the check to Education Services Director Regina Speas last month.

The Ohio Elks Cerebral Palsy Fund Board was created to maintain, administer, contribute, and donate funds or property to any Ohio Chapter or branch of any nationally recognized or local organization in Ohio which maintains, as a function, the care, treatment, training, and rehabilitation of individuals with Cerebral Palsy.

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