A new round of grants has been awarded by Danbury Education Foundation. The Classroom Excellence Grants were presented to seven Danbury public school programs and projects during the Board of Education meeting Wednesday night.
Grants were awarded to applicants who requested funding for projects that are unable to be funded in the regular education budget. At the beginning of the 2014 – 2015 school year all teachers were provided the opportunity to apply for funding.
Five grants of $1,500 each were awarded. They included a Backyard Biodiversity Program at Rogers Park Middle School, a Strengthening our Students Math Base program at King Street Campus and From Egg to Chick program at Shelter Rock School. An up to $5,000 grant was awarded for an Accessible Theater program at Park Avenue School.
A supplemental grant went to the DHS Hockey Booster & Blueliner Clubs at Danbury High School.
Mayor Mark Boughton says the number and variety of applications received shows that Danbury teachers are enthusiastic about diversifying the programs their students participate in.