Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) has awarded nearly 30 grants worth about $224,000 to public school educators district-wide for the 2018-19 school year. WEF’s mission is to advance innovation and excellence in the Wellesley Public Schools.
The biggest grants, for $30K and $30.6K respectively, are for workshops/coaching in project-based learning for elementary school teachers and for a keynote speaker on diversity, equity and inclusion for a December 2019 Professional Day, plus book texts & materials.
The smallest grant, at $156, is for foot covers for quiet chairs in an inclusion classroom at Hunnewell Elementary School.
You can check out more details at the WEF grant history page. Other grants support a Spanish language summer proficiency academy, books and take-home tote bags for kindergartners, and high school lab supplies for nuclear chemistry and biology.
WEF has awarded grants of more than $2.15 million to the district over the past 10 years.