Griffin-Spalding County School System teachers have the opportunity to apply for up to $250 in mini-grants and $1,000 in school grants through Sept. 14. For the next four weeks, Griffin-Spalding teachers and schools can submit grant applications to the Griffin-Spalding Education Foundation and Partners in Education.
The deadline for both applications is Sept. 14, at 5 p.m. For the first time ever, applications have to be submitted online at www.supportspaldingschools.org.
The School and Community Services Office of the Griffin-Spalding County School System, which is coordinating the collection of grant applications, is able to answer any questions or give assistance to teachers. Grant winners will be notified no later than Nov. 1.
“The grant review committees from both boards of directors are anticipating a great response to the online grant application and are looking forward to the selection process,” said Tonga Releford, a member of the Education Foundation Board of Directors and a teacher at A. Z. Kelsey Academy.
This will be the seventh year that $1,000 grants will be awarded through the Education Foundation and the 17th year that classroom mini-grants will be funded through Partners in Education.
In 2006, the Board of Directors for the Griffin Spalding Education Foundation awarded 14 proposals affecting around 3,309 students at six different schools. Last year, Griffin-Spalding Partners in Education awarded mini-grants for 31 proposals from classroom teachers. Around 4,733 students at 13 different schools were involved in the projects.