Sequim Education Foundation accepting teacher grants for 2020

The Sequim Education Foundation announces teaching grant cycle for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Successful applications for the grants — which are open to all Sequim School District employees — focus on improving student achievement, utilize resource materials that are reusable or sustainable, have a high ratio of number of students-per-dollar invested (across one grade or multiple grades) and require foundation assistance to complete; for example, no other funding is available for the project via another source or grant. Projects should emphasize district and building wide goals and objectives for improvement.

Applications are due by April 30 and are available at SEF website: sequimeducationfoundation.org.

This year, the Sequim Education Foundation will have an ambassador at each school to assist teachers with the application process, answer questions from staff, and develop a working relationship with awardees.

The foundation has awarded more than $168,000 in grants since its inception in 2001.

These grant funds have supported past projects like Family Reading Night, the Science on Wheels program at Helen Haller Elementary and the new music lab at Sequim High School.

All grants are funded through Sequim community member donations and legacy giving.

About SEF

The Sequim Education Foundation is “committed to providing the youth of our community with opportunities and experiences that will stimulate their imaginations and inspire them to reach for their dreams.”

To fulfill the foundation’s mission of being a “catalyst for vibrant growth of each student in the Sequim community,” SEF representatives say, the group awards teacher grants and academic scholarships, sponsor programs and assist in creating opportunities for students.

For more information, email to sequimeducationfoundation@gmail.com.

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