The Valley’s premier fundraising entity for all things education has set a record. Blaine County Education Foundation (BCEF) announced it has awarded more than 65 so-called Innovating Grants to teachers and schools throughout all eight Blaine County public schools. This year marked the greatest number of applications submitted by teachers as well as the largest dollar amount requested.
Blaine County Education Foundation Teacher Grants awarded to teachers and schools bring innovative ideas, concepts and enrichment materials to the classroom to enhance learning opportunities for students. The grants provide materials above and beyond what teacher budgets provide. Most of the applications were for curriculum support, such as literacy reading decoders for Hemingway and Carey elementary schools.
BCEF received STEM coding and robotic applications for Alturas Elementary, Hailey Elementary and Hemingway STEAM School. Many of the materials will be available to support student learning for many years. All requests were for over $3,000.