District 79 grants for students
Updated: March 7, 2013 12:27PM
The Fremont Education Foundation worked to disburse over $44,000 in approved grants to District 79 educators this school year. Add in $10,000 in partnership monies that the district and board of education approved, and that brings the grand total to more than $54,000. These grant funds that will support, complement and enhance educational opportunities for the 2,300 students at Fremont.
The foundation received 20 grant requests from teachers, administrators, and other educators in the district. Of those grants, the foundation was able to fund the majority. Grant highlights include:
• iPads, SmartPens and e-books
• Three original jazz compositions for the Fremont Jazz Band
• Outdoor education tables
• Author visits
The Fremont Education Foundation, www.fefsd79.org/Fef, is a nonprofit organization, run solely by volunteers. It aims to provide funding for innovative learning opportunities that enhance education beyond the traditional textbook and classroom model. It operates independently from the board of education and the PTO.
The Fremont Education Foundation is currently seeking new volunteers, corporate sponsors, and donors with corporate matching opportunities for its upcoming Golf, Dinner and Auction that will be held on May 6 at Ivanhoe Country Club.
If you’d like to get involved, or make a donation, visit www.fefsd79.org/Fef.