The Foundation provides funding for educators to receive financial assistance for professional development. Funds from these grants may apply toward conference registrations, certifications, graduate degree work, summer workshops, or for the purchase of materials for innovative curricular projects. Programs include: The Ernie Pence Memorial Grant, The Joy Bayshore Memorial Fund Grant, The Mary Bagge Andres Memorial Fund Grant, and CRCSF Grants.
Applicants may be teachers, as well as other district staff seeking professional development. It is required that the recipient of a grant return to the CRCSD for at least one year following the completion of the funded professional growth activity.
Applications are evaluated 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