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Celebrate Innovation Grants

51 Grants Totaling $113,036.57 Awarded for 2021-2022 School Year Projects

As a culminating activity in the tenth year of the Parkland School District Education Foundation’s existence, the Foundation Board of Directors awarded 51 “Celebrate Innovation” grants totaling $113,036.57 to the Parkland School District for the 2021-22 school year with the intent of enriching the current curriculum to benefit a wide range of students, staff and community members.

In total, 13 awards were given to the eight Elementary schools, 14 went to the two Middle Schools and 16 were awarded to Parkland High School. Additionally, 8 grants will serve the District at large.

The “Celebrate Innovation” grant program was introduced at the start of the 2011-12 school year to the Parkland staff and has since awarded more than $1 Million in grants. Any Parkland Staff member can apply for a Celebrate Innovation grant. The Superintendent’s Cabinet scored the grants for “need,” the Curriculum & Instruction Department scored the grants for “fit”, and a committee of Foundation volunteers reviewed the grants for potential “impact to the students” and the Parkland community.