Next Grant Application Deadline: March 18, 2013
In the spring of 1998, the Education Foundation of the Fairfield Public Schools awarded $1,700 to teachers who applied for funding to purchase materials to enhance students’ learning experiences in their classrooms.
Pursuant to its mission to assist teachers in their efforts to engage students in learning, and to supplement District funds, the Foundation went on to fund additional requests. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $243,000 to benefit Fairfield Community School District classrooms.
Foundation Fall 2012 Grants
The Board of
Directors of the Education Foundation of Fairfield Public Schools awarded a total of $18,536 to 24 teachers. Available funding was increased by $5,000
through a grant award from the Greater Jefferson County Foundation.
using technology to present materials and skills to entire classes and also
incorporating strategies that allow students to engage with technology on their
own. Funding for technology included
computers for student use in middle school music, electronic visual document
cameras for elementary and high school classrooms, three interactive
whiteboards for elementary, listening centers and ipod shuffles with headphones
for a kindergarten classroom.
continued its support of the high school’s Project Lead the Way curriculum
which engages students in activities that lead to careers in engineering,
science, mathematics and technology:
funding to purchase two robotics design system kits was granted. An application from two elementary teachers
to purchase a science kit to engage students in the study of levers and pulleys
was also funded. A request from high
school science for 15 triple beam balances was funded as well.
music, art and physical education included watercolor pads, ipod sound docks,
speakers/amplifiers and a channel mixer.
Two requests for classroom libraries of leveled books were funded, as
well as, materials for word building and math work station activities.
Foundation funds grant requests from district teachers in October and April
each year. The Board seeks to promote
excellence in education through the use of private revenues. The Foundation promotes the use of current
technologies to engage students and enhance their learning and supports
teachers in their efforts to provide innovative programming for students.
Information about the Foundation Board, past
grants and making tax deductible contributions is available on the district’s
website at www.fairfieldeducationfoundation.org.
Foundation Spring 2012 Grants
Foundation of Fairfield Public Schools awarded 13 grants totaling over $9,000
during the recent spring grant period of 2012. The Education Foundation invites teachers to
submit applications, fall and spring, for the purchase of equipment or
materials that will enhance the quality of students’ educational programs but
have not been provided by the school district owing to lack of funds. The
application includes a description of how the students will use the equipment
or material and why it is needed.
The items awarded
include: four laptop computers for the Middle School music and band departments;
a digital microscope camera to be used in 5th grade science;
classroom reading books, reading games, theater scripts, math resource books,
and reading centers for elementary classes; two iPad2 for special education
purposes at Washington School; nine tables wired for electricity and internet
for the Ag department at the High School; a video presentation camera for 6th
grade language arts; pre-school reading
and games material; and a grocery store market to assist with math skills for
Donations to the
Education Foundation are tax deductible and may be sent to Education Foundation
of Fairfield Public Schools, Inc. at 403 South 20th, Fairfield, IA
52556 or visit www.fairfieldeducationfoundation.org for more information on donations, grants
awarded, board members, teacher testimonials, and pictures.
| Fall 2012 ||$18,535.98|| || Spring 2012||$9,000.00 |
| Fall 2011||$22,999.92 || || Spring 2011|| $12,150.00 |
|Fall 2010|| $22,639.00
|| ||Spring 2010 ||
| Fall 2009|| $12,657.62 || ||Spring 2009 || $12,144.00 |
| Fall 2008 ||$10,400.00 || ||Spring 2008 || $17,605.51 |
| Fall 2007|| $7,705.00 || ||Spring 200 || $8,781.86 |
| Fall 2006|| $8,588.81 || ||Spring 2006 || $10,516.42 |
| Fall 2005|| $4,983.34 || || Spring 2005|| $10,023.53 |
| Fall 2004|| $9,840.00 || || Spring 2004|| $5,117.07 |
| Fall 2003|| $6,188.50 || || Spring 2003|| $4,049.58 |
| Fall 2002|| $3,408.17 || ||Spring 2002 || $3,191.78 |
| Fall 1998|| $1,056.22
|| || Spring 1999|| $1,206.50
| Fall 2001|| $2,274.87 || || Spring 2001|| $3,609.73 |
| Fall 2000|| $1,612.50 || || Spring 2000|| $1,268.00 |
| Fall 1999|| $1,000.57 || || Spring 1998||$1,700.00 |