Kahler Grants

The Dr. Dan Kahler Innovative Teaching Grants Program funds enhanced teaching and learning opportunities. Applicants must demonstrate creative, innovative and effective ways to meet students’ needs, while increasing their motivation to learn and achieving measurable outcomes. All district staff may apply.

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be available in December. There are four types of grants, including ones that support the district's focus on Career & College Readiness. Click on each link below for a PDF and Word document of the grant guidelines, applications and evaluation criteria for 2019-2020.

Tips for writing Kahler Grants can be found here.

Since 1997, the Education Foundation has awarded 276 grants worth more than $385,000. For a list of all winners, click here. 


Teaching Grants

Awarded to teachers or staff members for amounts up to $1,000.

Site Grants

Awarded to a site, multiple sites or a program for amounts up to $3,000.

Career & College Readiness Teaching Grants

Awarded to teachers or staff members for amounts up to $1,000.

Career & College Readiness Site Grants

Awarded to a site, multiple sites or a program for amounts up to $3,000.

The Education Foundation Advisory Board will determine the number of grants awarded annually. All applications will be reviewed anonymously by a committee of educators, community members and Education Foundation representatives.

Extraordinary Educational Experiences

The Education Foundation purchased 22,000 pairs of special glasses so all district students and teachers could safely watch the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.

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