During the 2011-12 school year, the Foundation received an anonymous donation designated for staff professional development. We are pleased and grateful that the donors continue to support teachers, administrators, and staff members who desire to further their professional growth. As a result of this generous donor’s support, we will be awarding grants of up to $200 for each staff member meeting the grant requirements. The total available to the district is $5,000 per school year.
An effort will be made to balance the distribution of these grants among the four buildings. Grant requests will be processed in the order that they are received. An application for each grant must be completed. The professional growth activity could be in the form of a conference, workshop, seminar, lecture, book, publication, DVD series, etc.
Professional Development grants will not cover expenses for travel, food, or other incidentals. The grant application must be completed online. After submission, approval will be granted by the building principals. In order to expedite approval and processing of requests, applicants are advised to seek building principal approval prior to completing an application form. Payment or reimbursement for expenses will be processed through the Central Office of Mattawan Consolidated School. Reimbursement may occur after an event if the timing of an activity did not allow the application process to be completed in advance. Reimbursements will be processed as soon as possible.
If you would like to apply for one of these grants, simply complete the application form.
Staff Growth and Development Grant