The Bay Village Education Foundation recently selected the “School Bus Little Library Project” as recipient of a Maynard Bauer Leadership Fund (MBLF) Award. The project proposal, submitted on behalf of the Bay Village City School District Transportation Department, was inspired by Bay Bus Driver (and Bay High School alumna) Sue Naso. Transportation Department employees will work in conjunction with Bay High School Computer Assisted Design (CAD) students to design and construct a bus-shaped little library which will be installed outside the bus garage near the sidewalk to the high school. Once complete, the little library will be stocked with reading materials suitable for all ages that promote literacy and bus safety. It is expected that the project will be completed by late spring 2022.
The MBLF award was established in 2011 to recognize the contributions of Maynard Bauer, Superintendent of Bay Village Schools from 1974-1989, and is administered by the Bay Village Education Foundation. This project was chosen for funding with a MBLF award as it inspires creativity and innovation, fosters real world work skills and promotes cross-disciplinary communication and cooperation. The Bay Village Education Foundation was established in 1986 to support, promote and fund programs created by students, faculty and staff in Bay Village Schools through competitive grants. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in grants and funded more than 250 separate projects, including the BHS Production Studio, BMS Maker Space, Westerly Lu Interactive Playground and Normandy Library Renovation. Visit www.bayedfoundation.org to learn more about and to support the Bay Village Education Foundation.