The Pennsbury School District is prepped to use almost $10,000 in foundation funding on virtual reality headsets. This comes thanks to a gift from the Pennsbury Education Foundation, which has awarded several grants for educational programs.

PEF President Annette Young announced more than $18,600 in funds for things like musical instruments and exercise equipment. About half of that funding is designated for the school district’s Technology Department to purchase a classroom set of VR headsets.

Instead of using taxpayer money, the PEF is a donation driven organization. Its mission is to support innovative educational programs and improve learning opportunities in Pennsbury. The group gives two grants per year based on applications from school personnel.

The full list of awarded programs is below courtesy of the Pennsbury School District:

  • Pennsbury High School West Principal Cherrissa Gibson and teacher Thomas Pettit –
    $1,920 to purchase two rowing machines.
  • William Penn Middle School Principal Christopher Becker and teacher Derek Cressman –
    – $2,000 to purchase musical instruments.
  • Fallsington Elementary School Principal Brian Shaffer and teacher Timothy Behe –
    $397.05 for Drums Alive! equipment. Fallsington teachers Sheila Miley and Sherri
    Cohoon were also awarded a grant in the amount of $741.20 for Junior Great Books.
  • Charles Boehm Middle School Principal Travis Bloom and teacher David Murphy –
    $2,600 to purchase two HD camcorders. The school also received a separate grant in the
    amount of $499.95 for an audio mixer.
  • Penn Valley Elementary School Principal Barbara Hidalgo and teacher Mollie
    Cancelliere – $499 for the Mind Yeti app.
  • The Pennsbury Education Foundation also presented a gift of $9,975.36 to the Pennsbury Technology Department to support the purchase of a classroom set of virtual reality headsets.