Teachers and school staff at any school can apply for grants in the fall. While there is no set limit, past grants have ranged from $100 to more than $1,000. A single class, a grade-level or department team, or even an entire school can apply.
Grant activities are meant to enhance the teaching of the SOLs, so they should be integrated into the curriculum (NOT tacked on at the end of the year as something “extra”) and must be completed by the end of the school year.
Grants are NOT for general classroom supplies. Funds cannot be spent on:
Transportation, including field trips, unless an integral part of the project
Technology or equipment, unless an integral part of the project.
Non-instructional consumables (NO food or incentives)
Professional development for employees
Activities or events which have already been completed
Capital improvements or construction
Materials for the regular instructional program
Scholarships or college credit classes
Right now, the Endowment fund is not big enough to give grants for extracurricular learning opportunities such as student groups attending conferences or competitions. With continued support from our community, we hope to be able to support these kinds of activities in the near future.