The PLCS Foundation Teacher Grant program is designed to encourage unique and innovative ideas that will improve the educational process and enhance the learning experience of students in the district. Any Papillion La Vista Community Schools employee, with the support of his/her principal/supervisor, is eligible to submit a grant request. Students or non-employees may ask an employee to submit an application on their behalf. Grant applications may be submitted two times a year with due dates: September 24, 2021 and February 25, 2022.
Goals of the PLCS Foundation Teacher Grant program include:
- Increasing student learning in areas related to the grant
- Building connections with families and the community
- Improving student academic performance and social behavior
- Inspiring innovation in teaching and learning
- Developing a collaborative teacher learning community
- Serving as a pilot for possible District-wide implementation
Priorities will be given to grant applications which:
- Collaborate across school boundaries. For example, a project that would be of benefit to students at La Vista, Liberty, and Papillion Middle Schools would be given higher priority if the grant includes all schools and has the support from all three schools.
- Collaborate between teams of two or more teachers to support innovative projects in a particular academic area.
- Incorporate matching funds or community resources
- Demonstrate potential widespread application.
- Are research based to show effective results
- Are not currently eligible for support through the school’s budget
Projects considered low priority include:
- Teacher training
- Consumable supplies
- Registration Fees
- Rental Fees
- Replicated Projects
- Field Trips
Projects that will not be funded include:
- Staff Salaries
- Regular Classroom Materials
- Programs of Limited Benefit