Teachers awarded education grants
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.