Every year, the HBEF makes available one-time grants directly to HBCSD teachers and staff for innovative and creative programs that they feel will enhance our schools curriculum and children’s education. These grants range in price from $100 to $3,000. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals designed to enhance classroom practices, stimulate students and add significant value to the curriculum. Once the Grant committee receives the proposals they are reviewed with the school principals and teachers for validity and then brought back to the HBEF board to vote. The Ed Foundation tries to support diverse academic subjects. While most teacher grants are designed to support a program in a given school year, some grants in the recent past have been used over multiple years.
Teacher Grants approved for the 2012-2013 school year:
View School Library will receive early level reading books for the Accelerated Reader Program
View and Valley School Teachers will receive 24 iPads to use in concert with Elmo document cameras granted in 2011-2012. These Elmos and iPads will expand the Writer’s Workshop program for all students.
8th grade/3rd grade Language Arts writing project for Mrs. Barrow’s Book Program
Teacher Grants approved for the 2011-2012 school year:
Kindergarten Language Arts and Reading Comprehension books 1 iPad
Mac Upgrade for Accel Reading Program
8th/3rd grade writing project for Mrs. Barrows Book Program
Poetry program for 4th Grade
Elmo Document Cameras for Valley and View classrooms