During the July 14 meeting of the Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education, the Sedalia Lions Club presented a check for $10,000 to the district to start the Vision Intervention Program and to purchase therapy equipment to be used at the Pettis County Early Childhood Cooperative.
Chris Pyle, Sedalia 200’s director of K-12 Special Education, said the club’s intentions were “to provide a large donation to help students in need of extra support, and our entire Special Education Department was honored that they gave us this opportunity.”
The Vision Intervention Program will be a new effort at Parkview and Washington elementary schools in the 2014-15 school year and will help develop functional vision skills in children who qualify for extra support in the area of vision. The goal is to use the program as an early intervention to help students who may have otherwise struggled to make progress in school.
The therapy equipment will help children increase body awareness, build strength, increase balance and give sensory input to help children organize the nervous system.
In the photo: Sedalia Lions Club members, from left, Sterling Green, Don and Terry Hunter, and Chris Koetting present a check for $10,000 to Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education Vice President Michael Stees during the board’s July 14 meeting at Smith-Cotton High School. The funds will be used to launch a Vision Intervention Program and to purchase therapy equipment for students. Photo courtesy Sedalia School District.