The Process

Awarding grants for education for innovative projects that encourage creative teaching methods.

Grant Criteria

The Westhill Central School District Educational Foundation awards grants to teachers for innovative projects that encourage creative teaching methods. Grants may be awarded for experiential learning and/or expanding students’ understanding of the curriculum. The purpose of the Foundation’s grant program is to enrich student learning and enhance the instructional programming in our schools.

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the process

A grant application should meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Serve as an opportunity for enrichment that cannot be funded through the normal school budget
  • Offer the possibility of continued impact for more than one year
  • Offer expanded opportunities for application in other curricula and use by other educators
  • Demonstrate innovative approaches or methodologies
  • Anticipate, encourage, or reflect the expanded use of technology
  • Impact as large a number of students as possible
  • Encourage partnership with other funding sources
  • Is consistent with the Westhill Schools’ curriculum and NY State Standards
  • Serve as an effective pilot for possible future programs

The Foundation cannot approve funding for:

Faculty/staff salaries and benefits • Support of sports teams and equipment • General capital improvements • Building and grounds operations and maintenance • Ongoing transportation expenses • Routine purchases of equipment and supplies • Administrative and clerical support

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You are providing an opportunity for our educators to expose our students to wonderful experiences and programs that span all academic and artistic disciplines and grade levels.