LIBERTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STAFF,
You make LPS shine! Thank you for all you do to make every day of the school year incredible for our students - you instruct, inspire, encourage, strengthen and prepare.
The Liberty Education Foundation supports you through offering grants that allow you to implement classroom projects, both large and small, that you are eager to implement but are outside the budget. We are excited to introduce Learner Led Grants which allows students to initiate projects based on their interests and curiosities for their classrooms or schools! Below are details and links to our different grants.
Thank you to the staff members who have supported us through previous staff campaigns. We encourage you to support us in the 2019-2020 school year! All gifts, regardless of size, allow us to fulfill our mission. Sign up today!
Below are summaries of our 2019-2020 grant cycles, a link to the staff campaign page and a link to more information about the STEAM Bus.
new ELEMENTARY teacher grant
First-year elementary teachers can apply for up to $1,000 for equipment and supplies to set up their first classroom.
Applications will be accepted from August 1 - August 29, 2019.
The lucky recipient will receive funds in September.
learning enrichment grants
Learning Enrichment Grants are ideal for purchasing supplies that will enhance student learning in specific content areas or to pilot a new project, club or unit of study! Teachers can apply for up to $500.
Applications will be accepted from August 5 - September 5, 2019.
Grant recipients will receive funds in October.
learner led grants
Fueling the ideas and dreams of our learners is one of the best ways to promote lifelong learning and innovation in the classroom. For this reason, we have introduced student-initiated grant opportunities. Students may request $100-$1,000 to create or enhance a learning experience. All students will be encouraged to recruit a staff ambassador as they collaborate with their peers to develop unique projects for their classrooms or schools. Groups will put together creative video proposals for this fun competition.
Applications will be accepted from October 14 - November 14, 2019.
Grant recipients will receive funds in December.
excellence in education grants
Excellence in Education Grants are the Foundation's largest grants (maximum award is $3,000 and the minimum is $1,000). These grants fund large-scale projects that will impact multiple classrooms, grades or schools. With an Excellence in Education Grant you can make reality what you've been imagining for your students!
Applications will be accepted from February 5 - March 5, 2019.
Recipients will receive funds in April.
staff campaign | now!
We invite LPS to support the Foundation for the duration of the school year. You can sign up for payroll deduction, send a check or donate electronically.
The awesome STEAM Bus is rolling!