Professional Development Grants

The Foundation provides funding for educators to receive funding for professional educational development. Funds from the Foundation grants may apply toward conference registrations, professional internships, advanced degree work, workshops, or for the purchase of books or materials for innovative curricular projects. There are three programs:  The Ernie Pence Memorial Grant, The Joy Bayshore Memorial Fund, and CRCS Foundation Grants.

“Through the Foundation’s support, I’ve been able to augment my professional development. This has allowed me to continue fostering strong student/teacher relationships with the youth at Harding.”

Chad Bakkum, Teacher, Harding Middle School

Applicants may be teachers as well as other district staff seeking professional development opportunities. It is required that the recipient of a grant must return to the district for at least one year following the completion of the professional growth activity.

The applications will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:
• Articulation of purpose
• Relationship to student learning goals.
• Description of impact on students and student learning
• Overall impression and clarity of application