Forty-two Temecula Valley Unified School District teachers have been selected to receive up to $500 in classroom mini-grants offered by the Temecula Valley Foundation for Excellence in Education.
Included are three grants for performing arts at Chaparral and Great Oak high schools which were funded from a donation from last year’s Spirit Run for the Arts.
“The Foundation is thrilled that we’re able to provide support to TVUSD’s teachers and classrooms in this way. Reading about the creative ideas teachers have for engaging students and enhancing their teaching reaffirms our resolve to continue working to raise funds to support our teachers and their classrooms, ” said Temecula Valley Foundation for Excellence in Education Board President Kären Locklin said in a released statement.
In all, the organization will award $17,000 in grants.
In the fall, the Temecula Valley Foundation for Excellence in Education put out the call to TVUSD teachers to submit a two page proposal describing how they would use a mini grant ranging from $50- $500 to support educational opportunities for students within Temecula Valley Unified School District.
Requests ranged from items such as science lab supplies, art supplies and PE equipment to tickets to a theatrical performance.
The Foundation received 87 grant requests.
Locklin said the Board will hold onto the applications that did not receive funding and anticipates that they will be able to grant them at a future date.
Learn more about Temecula Valley Foundation for Excellence in Education at http://www.tvfee.org/.
*Contributed by Temecula Valley Unified School District