The district announced that 101 Plano ISD teachers across 54 schools were surprised on Thursday, November 3, 2022 with $127,000+ in grants to support on-campus initiatives that promote student enrichment.
These grants are funded annually by the Plano ISD Education Foundation and business sponsors.
“I love getting to see how excited the students are for their teachers, especially those younger students who don’t bother to hide their excitement. All of them will have a story to tell – their teacher is a winner, and those lucky students will find out in the grant presentation what their teacher has planned for them. Whatever the grant is intended for, we know that it is something special that was only made possible with the generous support of the Education Foundation and their partners.” stated Plano ISD Superintendent Dr. Theresa Williams. x
The grant process began weeks ago as educators across the district were invited to apply. Grant applications were judged by a crew of volunteers who completed a scoring rubric that aimed to rate applications on important elements like expected outcomes and how the grant money will be spent. Details regarding the research behind the requests as well as how projects support the Plano ISD strategic plan were also required in the applications.
Park Place Lexus is the founding sponsor along with H-E-B and the CoServ Charitable Foundation who sponsored this year’s event.
Additional information about the grants can be found at the link pisd.edu.
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