2018-2019 Classroom Impact Grant Program
For Douglas County School System staff planning to submit a Classroom Impact Grant application for the 2018-2019 school year, PET is making a change in the award season (but not in the award process).
PET plans to accept applications in May through early August 2018. The Recognition Reception will be in early September.
This change will give teachers more time to complete applications.
Currently, half the PET Board reviews Impact Grant applications, and half the Board reviews scholarship applications. As more applications are received each year for grants and scholarships, Board Members will begin reviewing applications for both areas. This change keeps them from reviewing both areas at the same time, a tremendous time commitment for volunteers.
Additionally, this change will make sure all awarded grants are used as intended. When grants are awarded to teachers in the spring for use the next school year, there are always a few teachers who change schools or leave the system entirely. By awarding grants the same school year they are used, this concern will be eliminated or at least minimized.
Classroom Impact Grants Application Guidelines
(Guidelines and deadlines for the 2018-2019 school year will be updated soon.)
PET is pleased to offer annual Classroom Impact Grants to Douglas County School System teachers, media specialists, counselors, principals, and assistant principals. Classroom Impact Grants promote creative and innovative ideas in and out of the classroom that directly impact student learning. Almost $177,000 has been awarded in Classroom Impact Grants over the last decade, serving thousands of students at all grade levels throughout the school system.
Teachers, media specialists, counselors, principals, and assistant principals in all Douglas County School System schools, including HAVEN Academy, Performance Learning Center, LEAP, and the College and Career Institute may apply for the competitively-awarded grants. Before applying, please read the guidelines carefully to ensure your application is completed accurately and falls within the scope of PET’s Classroom Impact Grant program.
Requests that should be avoided
What if the staff member who receives a grant leaves our school before implementing the grant?
What if the staff member who receives a grant transfers to a different school within the school system and wants to use the grant at the new school for the same purpose?
What if a grant writer receives a grant for a program or project that has been discontinued?
If a grant request is declined, will PET let the grant writer know why?