PLAINVILLE — School administrators are getting ready to spend Thursday night on the roof of the high school as part of a fundraising challenge to help schools impacted by the recent hurricanes.
“This is a real world example,” School Superintendent Maureen Brummett said. “We’re fortunate here, we haven’t been impacted by the hurricanes.”
Plainville High School has partnered with the Connecticut Association of Schools to help victims of hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
High school Principal Roberto Medic, the high school athletic director and vice principals will be on the roof Thursday night into Friday morning.
Over $1,000 has been raised for the effort so far.
Brummett will be joining the group on the roof if $2,500 is generated by Thursday. Linden Street School Principal Paula Eshoo will also participate if the Linden community raises $500.
Other schools in the district are also contributing to the cause. Middle school health classes recently collected items for families coming to Plainville from hurricane-impacted areas.
Brummett said about four families have arrived.
“There are little things going on at all the schools to help,” Brummett said.
The Connecticut Association of Schools said Monday about 20 schools in the state have donated a total of just under $10,000.
“We all wanted to do what we could to help,” said Karen Packtor, assistant executive director of the association.
The association hopes to collect $300,000 by Nov. 17. The funds will then be matched by Brother’s Brother Foundation, based in Pennsylvania, which focuses on medical and educational needs around the world.
School districts that are top donors will be honored by Connecticut association as “Hurricane Heroes.”
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