When Kingston Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Organization decided to raise money for two-way radios for each teacher, the response was surprising.
Students brought in around $18,000 through donations and selling candy bars this year.
“We had 420 students either donate or sell candy,” said Kristy Cantrell, PTO president.
She believes the focus on safety in schools played a big role in the response from families.
Cantrell said the group asked school personnel what a big need was for the school.