Oswego Community Unit School District 308 issued the following announcement on Nov. 29.
The Illinois Education Association Foundation awarded a $750 grant to Boulder Hill Elementary School.
Brianna McKinley, the school psychologist of Boulder Hill Elementary, applied for the grant as part of the IEA Foundation’s Schools and Community Outreach by Educators (SCORE) program, which is a grant program designed to give educators in the first 10 years of their career a chance to apply for money for a service project.
Boulder Hill Elementary School received a SCORE grant for their First Annual Community Night. The event will be held on February 27, 2020 and will be open to all students and their families who attend Boulder Hill. The Community Night will begin with a free dinner and keynote speaker followed by mental health/wellness breakout sessions for both adults and children. There will also be raffles donated from the community as well as a resource fair.
More than 300 SCORE grants have been awarded since 2013 to educators’ projects across the state. Educators’ ideas for projects were creative, varied and were based both inside and outside schools. All of them benefitted students, students’ families and the community. Volunteer trips, food pantries, plans to get parents involved in schools, increased access to supplies and community service projects were just some of the ideas that were funded. “We’re thrilled another year of this wonderful program resulted in a range of ideas submitted by our members and we are so pleased with such creative effort,” said IEA President Kathi Griffin.
“We know that our educators are in the schools every day giving 100 percent, but there are unmet needs as well. So many of them wanted to do more. It’s in their nature. We were glad to help them make their ideas come to fruition.”
The IEA represents 135,000 members, including teachers, education support professionals, higher education faculty and staff, retired educators and students planning to become teachers.
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