Teacher Grant

  1. Any full time certified classroom Dayton Public School teacher may apply for a grant.
  2. Applications may be submitted by individuals, grade level teams, or school committees.
  3. Awards may be made up to $500 for each project approved. Monies must purchase only items not normally paid for by DPS. Projects must be completed during the 2017-18 school year.
  4. Projects should support student achievement and make relevant connections to the curriculum adopted by the Dayton Public Schools.
  5. The completed written proposal must be signed by the building principal and sent to nnerny@woh.rr.com by 3 P.M., Tues., May 16, 2017. Winners will be notified by Wed., May 24, 2017. After implementing the proposal, teacher grantees must submit evaluations by May 19, 2018, end of the school year.
  6. The evaluation committee will conduct blind reviews of all grant proposals. The number of grants to be approved each round is dependent upon the funds available as well as the quality of proposals.
  7. The evaluation criteria are based upon the goal of the proposal, the project’s relevance to the goal, and the value of student progress achieved by the project. Extra points may be earned (see accompanying TIPS).
  8. Grant recipients will be required to submit the project evaluation at the end of the grant period and submit photos of student participation. They will receive DPS purchase orders for supplies listed in the proposal at their schools. Receipts for such expenditures must be submitted with the evaluation.
  9. Grant money cannot be used for field trips, monetary rewards for students, salaries, professional development or workshop fees.