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Teacher & Administrator Resources

Supporting our educators and schools is critical to District growth and effectiveness, which in turn, directly impacts our students.

The following avenues are available for teachers and administrators to request support for students or additional funding beyond the District’s budget:

 

  • In partnership with the District, the Foundation provides funds to enable teachers to attend national professional development conferences, workshops or institutes in their area of expertise, and receive up to 50% of class tuition reimbursement for additional training taken. Funds help educators cover the cost of registration, travel, lodging and the expense of hiring substitute teachers.

    All professional development and tuition reimbursement requests must be directed to Dr. Dee Hoge, Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at DHoge@bennps.org.

  • Each fall and spring, teachers and staff may apply for Classroom Grants for programs and activities that go beyond the school District’s budget. Requests must have a focus to enhance student learning by providing new and innovative educational experiences.

  • Provides teachers and staff an avenue for funding requests that align with the Foundation’s mission but do not fall within the Classroom Grant timeline/criteria. Previous examples: Start up funds for HS art club, chess club, summer camp scholarships, Life Skills competition tshirts and awards, mobile STEAM carts, playground equipment, book vending machine.

  • The Foundation administers assistance for K-12 students whose basic needs are not met. Applications for expenditure of funds may be made ONLY by District principals and guidance counselors. If you notice a student is in need, please notify your school principal or guidance counselor.

  • Teachers and Administrators may request funding to bring information and resources to students and families on relevant issues that affect their school or personal lives, family relationships and emotional wellbeing. Examples are speakers, assemblies or workshops on topics such as bullying, drugs, suicide prevention, reckless driving, and career/motivational.

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Our Impact This Year

  • Schools Served

    8

  • Focus Programs Served

    14

  • Students Empowered

    4,243

  • Teachers & Staff Supported

    521

  • Financial Impact

    $3M

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