Teaching Grant Application
Application for the 2011-2012 school year.
Applications for grants for the 2011-2012 year will be due March 23, 2011.
During its May 2006 meeting the Raytown Educational Foundation Board of Trustees approved the selection of six teacher/classroom grant applications for awards totaling over $5000, one for the Summer 2006 session and the others for the 2006-2007 school year.
Bob Kessel, executive director, says that the trustees were excited to award this amount to worthy programs.
"These are innovative programs and initiatives that wouldn’t find a place in the normal school budget,” said Kessel. “We have been able to give a large amount for the past several years due to the growth in our endowment fund.”
In the past, grants for as little as $150 and as much as $3300 have been awarded at the grammar school, middle school and high school levels. The purpose for Foundation Grants is to encourage unique, innovative instructional projects that cannot be otherwise funded through the regular budget.
Grants are awarded to Raytown Quality Schools teachers and staff through an application process. Winning programs are chosen based on their innovation and potential to enhance the instructional activities of the district.
These grants are made possible by support from the Soule Family Foundation, the Belger-Snyder Family Endowment for Teaching Innovation and all donations (including staff payroll donations) to the General Endowment Fund.
Since 1994 the Raytown Educational Foundation has awarded teaching grants totaling over $65,000. For the 2005-2006 school year, the foundation awarded 6 teaching grants totaling approximately $8,000.
History of Grant Recipients: 1994 THROUGH 2006
Details about the Grant Proposal and Award Process:
The Raytown C-2 Educational Foundation offers this grant opportunity to C-2 staff members. Grant applications must demonstrate creative, innovative and effective ways to meet student needs and increase motivation to learn with measurable results. Raytown C-2 Educational Foundation representatives will anonymously review applications.
Criteria for Proposal Development
- Project summary, including how the educational objectives/goals will be met.
- Relate the identified educational objectives/needs of the project to Missouri Standards or district initiatives.
- A description of what the grant would provide for students/school/district above and beyond what is currently being provided.
- An effective evaluation plan to determine grant success.
- Number of students who will be affected.
- How the results of the project may be shared with others.
- Itemized budget.
Note: Products purchased as a result of a grant become the property of the Raytown C-2 School District. It is expected that approved projects will be shared throughout the C-2 District and with Educational Foundation board members.
- Discuss proposed project with building principal/ supervisor.
- Save this copy for your use. If you need one sent to you, email email@example.com or by calling Bob Kessel (816)478-0974.
- Complete application according to criteria for proposal development. Be concise and specific.
- Timeline to be followed:
- Applications, with building principal’s signature, forwarded to Curriculum and Instruction Office(Administration Building) by March 23, 2011. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
- Selection made and recipients notified following the May Educational Foundation meeting.
- Project implementation may begin upon approval.
- Mid-Year Grant progress form to be submitted to the Curriculum and Instruction Office in December 2011 .
- Grant final evaluation form to be forwarded to Curriculum and Instruction Office 30 days after completion ofthe project.
- The Foundation board and/ or the C-2 Board of Education may request a brief presentation.
- Projects that are the most likely to be funded should include one or more of the following:
Projects that are least likely to be funded:
- have a direct impact on students and be “special” opportunities.
- have an impact on students in meeting the district’s educational goals.
- include minimal amounts of professional reimbursement.
- have a potential to be replicated for other students.
- benefit very few students.
- require an on-going obligation from the Foundation.
- focus primarily on the purchase equipment or supplies.
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