POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Over $20,000 in grants from the Point Pleasant Beach Public Education Foundation have been awarded to educators in the district for school projects.
“It is a joy for me to be a part of this generous effort by the foundation,” Superintendent William Smith told The Ocean Star. “Our staff members are asked to take a chance on a dream for their classroom, and it’s a very special moment when those dreams become a reality.”
The grants are awarded annually to staff members who have applied for a grant to support a specific creative vision they have for their classroom.
Each year, the amount awarded is determined by the trustees of the foundation, based on the applications that are submitted. Some of the grants target technology while others support a new instructional approach in the classroom.
“Still others reduce costs borne by families or aim to support other aspects of students’ school experience,” explained Mr. Smith.
A committee from the foundation reviews the grant applications, with input from building principals and the superintendent, before making their recommendations to the Foundation trustees for a vote.
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