Mansfield ISD Magazine Winter 2016 - Page 24

T he Mansfield ISD Education Foundation’s prize patrol was out in full force on Nov. 16 and Dec. 1 to surprise deserving staff with grant money. Thirty-four grants totaling $200,000 were awarded for various innovative projects and activities that go beyond the normal classroom experience. Examples of the funded ideas include discovery parks and science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) book initiatives. Earlier in the school year, the foundation funded $7,000 in mini-grants. Mini-grants are grants for $250 or less that make an immediate impact in classrooms. Another round of grants will be awarded in the spring. The non-profit organization has raised more than $3 million in grants since its inception in the fall of 1998. YOUR AD HERE! Connecting schools, families and businesses 214-728-8349 w w w . e f p a g e s . c o m 22 Mansfield School & Family