WFEE offers three grant programs for individuals and collaborative groups. Education grants fund innovative programs that directly involve students. Professional Development grants provide funding for teachers, staff, and administrators to enroll in challenging courses, attend national conferences, and study in university-sponsored seminars that would not be possible under current school funding. Student Innovation Grants fund student driven projects designed to make learning more meaningful.
Starting 2019, WFEE will administer a grants program designed to ignite a passion for global learning among elementary students. There is not a separate grant application; we ask that you include information about the global focus of your grant proposal in the Project Summary area of an Education grant application and the Educational Issue area of a Professional Development grant application.
Through an initiative called powerED UP! WFEE has supported the integration of technology into all classrooms. WFEE has partnered with the Winchester Public School system to fund the purchase of student devices, management software and professional development. If you have a grant idea that involves the purchase of student devices or classroom equipment such as document cameras, Chromebooks, iPads, use this application to apply directly to the Winchester Public Schools. Save it as a document and email it to Jessica Palino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teachers may also apply for funding to bring leading experts in education to Winchester to provide workshops and seminars in best practices. Grant ideas come from Winchester teachers, counselors, administrators and staff, as well as parents.
To encourage and support innovative projects in teaching and learning that are consistent with Winchester 's system wide goals and priorities and beyond the scope of the regular school budget;
To encourage leadership and creativity in teachers and administrators;
To support grants that impact a significant number of students;
To support grants that have a lasting benefit to Winchester 's school system;
To encourage cross-school, cross-grade, and cross-curricular collaboration;
To encourage collaboration among teachers, administrators, parents, and community groups to benefit the Winchester public schools.
WFEE grants are not intended to replace or relieve existing responsibility for public funding or programs for the public school system, nor are they intended to substitute for normal budget growth and maintenance.