Grants should support materials or programs not funded by the regular district or building budget. Funding may be granted to enable the introduction of programs that the district might subsequently choose to include in the regular program funding.
Grants are intended to encourage excellent teaching by enabling faculty members to be more creative and innovative. Grants should be for materials, programs, or projects that will enhance and enrich the educational experience. The focus of all grants should directly benefit the education of students.
Whenever possible, support will be spread throughout the district's schools, but priority will be given to the requests identified as offering the most promising outcomes.
Grants should benefit significant groups or classes of students, rather than individuals.
Each grant should provide for the complete purchase of all required materials and equipment. Should a supplementary source of funding be required, it should be secured in advance and specified in the grant application. Grant money cannot be held until a supplementary source is secured.
Requests for technology or audio-visual items MUST be prepared with the guidance of Eric Jordan, the district's Director of Technology Services. This will assure compatibility with other district-owned equipment, completeness of the application, and timeliness of specifications and price quotations.
The maximum grant is $5,000. All materials funded by the grant become the property of the Brighton Central School District.