Joanne and Bob Quaile of Toyota of Vero Beach Honored as Business Partners
The School Board of Indian River County, in partnership with Sebastian River High School honored Joanne and Bob Quaile of Toyota of Vero Beach for being business partners, at the October 22, 2013 school board meeting.
During the presentation, Sebastian River High School Principal, Todd Racine, requested board approval of a donation towards the purchase of a vehicle from Toyota of Vero Beach in the amount of $6,580.50. This vehicle will be used by the Sebastian River High School Automotive program as a training tool for students. The Sebastian River High School Automotive program is nationally certified through the National Automotive Education Foundation (NATEF), which entails having a vehicle that is no more than 5 years old to complete the required curriculum. The new car will allow students to have hands-on training on the most up-to-date technology. The vehicle is a 2013 Toyota Corolla with 9,491 miles. The total sale price is $16,580.50, in which Sebastian River High School’s contribution is $10,275.00 and Toyota of Vero Beach’s donation is $6,580.50.
Sebastian River High School’s funds for the vehicle were accrued with the help of the Education Foundation of Indian River County:
o $4000 Bank of America grant
o $5000 Indian River Community Foundation grant
o $1500 from a previously board approved donation
Mr. Racine noted, “The Sebastian River High School Automotive program is thankful for the business partnership established with Toyota of Vero Beach. The dedication and contributions of the Education Foundation and Toyota of Vero Beach allow the SRHS Automotive students to have cutting edge instruction for preparation into the workforce.”