SULPHUR SPRINGS - Votes are still being tallied for the Clorox Power a Bright Future grant contest which could bring $50,000 in playground equipment to the Sulphur Springs ISD.
A district spokesperson said Saturday that they were neck and neck with China Spring ISD to receive the funding, thanks to the thousands of votes from area citizens. The contest’s website says results won’t be known until January.
Community members were allowed to vote up to twice daily until Friday evening’s deadline, with both schools having generated over 250,000 votes since the contest began. 514 school districts had participated.
Sulphur Springs ISD hopes to use the grant money, if awarded, toward new playground equipment at the current middle school campus, which will house third and fourth graders next year once the new Middle School is complete.