At a meeting held on Friday, Jan. 11, the Tribal ABC Commission presented Lori Blankenship, Cherokee School Board chairman, a check in the amount of $125,000 to be used for Cherokee Central Schools’ operations. This payment fulfills half of a $250,000 commitment to the Cherokee Central School system made by Tribal Council in 2012 to be allocated from ABC Commission funds.
“Cherokee Central Schools is very appreciative of the generous donation from the ABC Commission,” said Blankenship. “This donation will help us to reduce furlough days and will aid the system which has been impacted by budget cuts. We are grateful to the Commission for taking an interest in our students, teachers, staff and for going the extra mile.”
Collette Coggins, Tribal ABC Commission Chairman, stated, The Tribal ABC is honored to make such a valuable contribution to the Tribe’s youth. Our young people are the future of our Tribe, and we are happy that our efforts can make a difference.”
– ONE FEATHER STAFF REPORT