Principal Betty Getzfred was recently notified that grants submitted for improvements at St. Boniface Elementary School and Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School were approved. The grant program is part of the Ignite the Faith Campaign, which was conducted in every parish throughout the Omaha Archdiocese last year.
St. Boniface School has received $ 8,663.00 for their new reading program – Wonder’s Series.
Pope John will be receiving $ 26,449.00 to cover costs associated with remodeling the teacher’s lounge & restrooms and re-carpeting the computer labs and office areas.
Rural parishes in the Archdiocese of Omaha are allocating 40 percent of the funds they receive to directly support Catholic education in their local communities. The Ignite the Faith Excellence Grant Program is above and beyond the parish allocations. A recent campaign update said that “all schools can apply for these funds to be used for strategic initiatives that will improve and sustain them for the future.”