What would $2,500 do for your classroom? California Casualty, provider of the NEA® Auto and Home Insurance Program, is looking for the next Academic Award winner. Three times a year, California Casualty gives the award to help educators defray the costs of providing for classroom and other instructional materials. The deadline to enter is September 19, 2014, with the next recipient announced in October 2014. Rules and the entry form can be found at www.calcasacademicaward.com.
The California Casualty Academic Award was created to offset the growing number of teachers and staff who spend more of their hard-earned money equipping students with educational supplies. A recent survey from the National School Supply and Equipment Association found 99 percent of teachers now spend an average of $500 of their personal funds amounting to $1.6 billion a year.
“This is just one small way we can say thank you to the true American heroes who work tirelessly with our children to make our communities better,” said California Casualty Vice President Mike McCormick.
Previous recipients of the California Casualty Academic Award have used the funds to buy a Smart Board projection system, pay for field trips or purchase iPads for the classroom. What would you do with an extra $2,500?
California Casualty’s Academic Award contest is ongoing, with the next winner announced in October 2014. Eligibility requires membership in the NEA.