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Fillmore Central Schools – Mini grant program


Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 18th straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District.

Grants of up to $500 each have been made available to classroom teachers for the 2014/2015 school year so they can implement a variety of innovative ideas and projects where funding is not always readily available. The goals of this program include funding projects where other means are not available and making it as easy and simple as possible.

Since it began for the 1996/1997 school year, the banks have pledged and paid over $172,900 in the form of “mini grants”. When the program began, the banks pledged $7,650 toward the program. As interest increased in obtaining funds, the banks made additional monies available so that $10,500 is now available through the “mini grant” program.

This year the faculty submitted 38 grant requests. Some examples of the requests approved by the committee are:

•Educational field trips.

•Reading level books, novels, science and Spanish books.

•Mathematical, writing, science, food science, welding, art and Spanish materials.

•E-books.

•Interactive software.

•ZAPS Learning – ACT Preparation.

•External USB computer microphones.

•Reading rewards.

•Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports program.

There have been many other classes, equipment, travel expenses, etc. funded by the “mini grant” program over the past 17 years. Hopefully it has helped the Fillmore Central School faculty as they provide the very best learning opportunities and experiences for our children!



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Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
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Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
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“I Love to Read” program a Big Success for Kids in Fillmore Central and Lanesboro Schools

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
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Fillmore Central Community Education Programs

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
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Fillmore Central’s Community Education offers a variety of programs for families with children age birth to 5. The mission of our early childhood programs is providing children with successful starts through healthy, nurturing, learning environmen ..... 
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