In December 2022, the Board approved 48 grants in its first round totaling $114,000. The projects will reach all 23 schools in the district.
Here are the highlights:
● 94 applications were submitted requesting $345,000 in grants.
● Funded programs include: Literacy Equity Project – in its 3rd year, LEP is focused on coaching
K-2 educators in equitable teaching practices (a strategic plan for future growth to reach all
K-5 teachers is in process); I’m Amazing, Now Where Am I Going? – leadership development,
college counseling, and career development for Black, Latinx, and low-income high school
students; Teen Speak Out – a school-wide and student-led event at Day Middle School to help
create a more equitable and inclusive school community; Refreshing Writing Instruction –
professional development to prepare elementary teachers to create intentional writing
● 48% of the projects funded were focused on promoting equity for all students, 37% were
focused on new approaches in the classroom, and 17% of the projects were focused on
professional development for teachers. More than half the grants went to programs in the
elementary schools, a little over 6% went to district-wide programs, and the rest were evenly
split between the middle and high schools.