Teacher Grants Program
Serving Teachers in Innovative Ways
The core business of the Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation is to recognize outstanding educators who are making a difference by demonstrating excellence and creativity in Rock Hill Schools classrooms.Since 1992, the Foundation Grants program has awarded more than $600,000 to teachers for creative and innovative classroom projects. Thanks to these educators’ tireless efforts to improve their skills and increase their effectiveness, students in Rock Hill Schools are experiencing a better learning environment. The Foundation Board of Directors sincerely hopes these grants continue to inspire teachers and serve as a catalyst for a lifetime of learning.
General Information and Procedures
Grant applications are accepted and awarded three times each year. For consideration, applications must be received in the Office of Community Services at the Rock Hill School’s administrative office by the following dates:
July 5, 2016, October 3, 2016, and February 1, 2017.
A recommendation from the building principal must accompany each application. (If proposal is a written by a Principal, or if it is a district-wide initiative, the recommendation must be completed by an Executive Director of Elementary or Secondary Education or an Associate Superintendent.) To ensure that proposed programs/activities are consistent with the district policy, mission, and instructional guidelines, grant proposals will be reviewed by the Instruction Department.
The Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation Board will determine the recipients of the grants. Their decision will be final. Recipients will be notified by the Foundation's Grant Patrol. Grant Patrol will visit make a surprise visit to the award recipient's school to award the grant. Grant periods are for one year from date of approval.
Grant applications will require the grantee to prepare and submit an outcome evaluation report. This report must include measurable results from the stated objectives of the project. Photos, videos, scrapbooks, and other results are appreciated.