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Will Beckley Elementary School Safe Windows Donation

The Charles Marshall Foundation and Education Integrated Marketing (EdIM) commit resources for school safety.

The Charles Marshall Foundation and Education Integrated Marketing (EdIM) announced its support for the Will Beckley Elementary School through a new safety initiative, School Safe Windows©. The program developed by EdIM and funded through the Charles Marshall Foundation is providing one-way visual window coverings for the school, which serves approximately 600 at-risk students.

The initial partnership between Jeanne Plese, Will Beckley Principal and EdIMs Dr. Becky Watson stemmed from Watson's tour through the school soon after the Sandy Hook incident. A discussion between Plese and Watson turned to the school's safety planning and how STEM learning and safety planning might be integrated. The solution, EdIMs new service derived from that conversation, School Safe Windows©. School Safe Windows© are one-way vision window coverings personalized for each school, providing an element of safety for students and school personnel while integrating STEM education and other imagery, personalizing the windows for individual schools.

The installation of this initial project, wrapping the Will Beckley library windows with the product will be Wednesday, March 20. What brought this idea to a reality for the school was the support and donation by The Charles Marshall Foundation. "While school safety is a top concern, not every school can afford new safety measures like these window coverings, that's why The Foundation is here to help," said Rena Loughton, The Charles Marshall Foundation Board of Directors. "It's why a portion of the funding we provide education and health organizations, supporting their programs is a perfect match for this service."

"I will never be able to thank everyone enough for this awesome donation! Words cannot effectively express my gratitude. Our staff are so overwhelmed that someone cares about our safety, and the impact on our students," said Plese.

Cost savings for the project has also come from EdIM, who provided the service for this initial project at no cost, and from GeckoWraps' Joe Alexander, General Manager, and A.J. Rivera. They and their staff have provided the material and installation at an educational discount to The Charles Marshall Foundation.

The project, piloted at the Will Beckley Elementary School, is beginning to go nation-wide, says Watson, who is beginning to field requests from schools from the mid-west to the northwest. The hope between EdIM and The Charles Marshall Foundation is to be able to provide this service to more Clark County School District (CCSD) schools. The Las Vegas community can get involved by contacting EdIM for the School Safe Windows© project in CCSD schools, and by financially supporting the project through The Charles Marshall Foundation.