Classroom Grants - Stereoscopes
Korrie Beemer, AP biology teacher at Bainbridge High School, talks about a BSF grant that she and colleague Tom Armentrout received to help their students see more clearly.Play Video
Classroom Grants - Funding Innovation
For more than 17 years, the Bainbridge Education Support Team awarded grants directly to pre-K through 12th grade educators (including teachers, counselors, librarians, and other certificated personnel) in the Bainbridge Schools District to support innovative teaching and learning.
Today, Bainbridge Schools Foundation carries on that tradition. The Grants program was founded on the conviction that teachers, when provided with the right resources, can enrich the educational experience of students beyond measure. Grants are awarded directly to individual teachers for unique and innovative classroom projects and teacher learning. The program also supports teams of teachers in leading projects that help to ensure all students are equipped with competitive and relevant skills.
The Selection Process
A committee of volunteers composed of educators, parents, community members, and Bainbridge Schools Foundation board members select proposals for funding, being guided by budget restrictions. The number of grant proposals awarded funding varies from year to year. Partial grants as well as multi-year grants are also awarded.
For more grant information and to read the guidelines.
2012-13 Grant Recipients
For the 2012-13 school year, Bainbridge Schools Foundation supported a portfolio of 45 classroom grant projects totaling over $67,000 at 7 different public schools throughout the district. Grants are available to BISD teachers, counselors, librarians, and other certificated personnel every year and typically range from $100 - $2,000.