NEWTON, GA (WALB) – As schools are forced to furlough teachers because of budget cuts, one system got a generous gift Tuesday night.
Kenyatta Sherrod, the Albany plant manager for Pfizer/Thermacare presented the Baker County school system with a check for $4,000.
The money will help set up a Career Center and buy new library books.
"The state has cut funds drastically and we don't even have what we did last year. We're already trying to just survive the cuts from last year and have more to come. You know we've got three more furlough days this year. Funds are just hard to come by and this will give us that extra money we wouldn't have," said Danny Lovering, Baker Middle/High Principal.
Pfizer/Thermacare will also install new sound systems in the middle high school cafeteria and the elementary school.
The company recently became a Partner in Education for Baker County schools.