Middle school students could receive funding if the district receives grant funding.
At a recent meeting of the Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Committee of the Warren County School District, members forwarded to the full board a grant proposal. An attachment to the agenda on the district website said the funding would come from the Northwest Region of the Pennsylvania Middle School Association.
Coordinator of Grants and Foundation Development Matthew Jones said the organization would provide up to three awards of $500. Youngsville Elementary Middle School officials came to him and requested he go after the funds, he said.
The attachment stated the funds for the 2010-2011 academic year would support learning activities and projects not funded by district budgets. Jones said he was not sure what ideas the officials had, but they wanted to get on the docket.
"The project will most likely not occur without grant funding," the attachment stated.
According to the attachment, no district resources would need to go towards the project. It also noted the organization gave a due date of Friday, Dec. 3, 2010.
Grant guidelines on the organization's website listed the following criteria for approval:
impact on student learning
number of students impacted
relevancy to middle level philosophy
detailed budget and documentation
clarity and specificity.
The guidelines also gave several examples of eligible activities or projects. They included purchasing specialized supplies or materials need for an activity or project, field trips, guest speakers and programs from educational institutions.