Teacher Mini Grants
The Blaine County Education Foundation has been providing mini-grants of up to $500 to teachers for the last several years. Typically, there is a request for applications each Spring and Fall that will be fulfilled at the beginning of each semester. Teachers complete a mini-grant-application-spring-2017 two-page application, the applications are signed by the school Principal and sent to the BCEF for review. This is a competitive grant application process and the BCEF Board of Directors selects the grants they feel will have the greatest impact on the students of the Blaine County School District.
Examples of awarded grants include:
Wood River High School (total amount $1,453.00) – Purchasing equipment to help record data collected during scientific experiments and obtaining a site licence for EasyBib an on-line citation program.
To Woodside Elementary ($1900.00)– Buying non-fiction books in English and Spanish for the 1st grade dual immersion classroom, assisting a teacher with the expenses to make a presentation at the National Art Convention and assisting two teachers with purchasing materials for an economics classroom project.
Bellevue Elementary (total amount $340.00) – Assisting the Physical Education teacher with materials that will improve eye-hand coordination.
Hailey Elementary (total amount $500.00) – Purchasing electronic equipment for an after-school audiovisual class and robotics club.
Carey School (total amount $500.00) – Assisting a teacher with the expenses to make a presentation at the National Art Convention.