Teachers Score Safety Packs

    The Carolina Panthers and Honeywell help teachers return to instruction with donation

    Ranson Middle School Principal Neodria Brown knew what a donation of safety packs would mean for teachers and staff across the district.

    “This donation helps our teachers and staff as they prepare to receive our students,” said Brown. “We want to make sure our teachers are safe.”

    Teachers on their lunch breaks peered out of classroom windows as Panthers mascot Sir Purr arrived at Ranson Middle School in his personal vehicle to help distribute the packs.

    Sir Purr was joined by former player Al Wallace and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) personnel.

    Teachers will use the packs containing protective masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes at schools across the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district, which is one of the twenty largest school districts in the U.S.

    Although many students are still learning remotely due to COVID-19, CMS teachers are operating out of physical classrooms – and keeping them safe is crucial to keeping schools running.

    “Safety is of the utmost importance,” said Brown. “This will help our teachers drive a great experience for our students.”

    The district has implemented safety measures, such as requiring face coverings, cleaning and sanitization procedures, and handwashing practices, to help keep students and teachers healthy.

    “The safety kits provided by Honeywell are additional resources that our middle schools will have available as they continue to meet the needs of our students,” said Phyllis Crouch, District Partnership Specialist at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.