Archive for Thursday, October 7, 2004

Teachers awarded education grants

October 7, 2004

Teachers from five schools in the Basehor-Linwood School District were recently awarded with grants worth up to $250 for educational programs deemed worthy of the funding, school officials announced last week.

Funding for the grant program comes courtesy of the Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation, a non-profit group designed to raise funds for college scholarships and promote new educational programs not ordinarily funded by the school district.

The following teachers will receive grants this year:

  • Melissa Inman, Linwood Elementary School
  • Amy Garver, Basehor Elementary School
  • Phyllis Murphy, Sixth Grade Center
  • Vickie Darr, Basehor-Linwood High School
  • Connie Weltha, Glenwood Ridge Elementary School

Basehor-Linwood High School teacher Jacque Kreider was awarded a district grant -- awarded for a project that affects the entire school district -- for a district wide arts event, school officials said.

Education foundation members award the grants using a criteria that gauges the educational project's level of support for the school's curriculum and improvement plan, amount of community involvement, timetable and implementation plan, expected outcome and evaluation and originality.

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