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Enhancing Education (Classroom Grants)

Enhancing Education Program (Classroom grants)


The Enhancing Education Program annually awards grants up to $250. Funds are awarded to teachers for use within the classroom to purchase items or supplies that will directly impact the learning experience for a majority of students. Past award recipients utilized funds to purchase equipment, software, books, DVDs, and teaching materials.


In 2015-2016, 7 grants were awarded for use in the following classes:


Lauren Shultz (Art) – ceramic molds for use in the visual arts program

Grace Stanton (Language Arts) – Anne Frank Exhibit

David Chung (Language Arts) – HD wireless document camera

Sally Pierotti (Social Science) – AP Euro review books

Hannah Young (Special Ed) – Chromebook for special education classroom

William Truong (Science) – blood pressure cuffs for physiology unit

Judy Yen (Psychology) – supplies for biology unit in AP Psychology

Eligibility Criteria and Program Information

  • All teacher applicants must be current PTSA members.
  • Application deadline is October 31, 2016.

Classroom awards up to $250 per recipient; the total number of awards will be dependent upon available funding. Recipients will be announced in November.

Recipients will be asked to provide a brief statement on how you were able to implement the enhancements with your students.

Prior recipients - If you applied and received an enhancement grant in 2015-2016, we respectfully request that you recuse yourself this year to give others the opportunity to benefit from this program. For those who received awards in 2014-2015, you are invited to apply in the current round.  

Continuing Education Scholarship – for credentialed teachers and counselors.  
California State PTA offers a $500 Continuing Education scholarship for credentialed teachers and counselors. The application deadline is Monday, October 17. More info can be found at

Student Scholarships – PTSA Student membership required

**Graduating Seniors must have joined PTSA as a student member by the end of First Semester (January 26, 2017) in order to be eligible to apply for a scholarship.


  • Graduating seniors are invited to apply for a Valencia PTSA scholarship (awards range from $100 - $500).
  • Applicants need only have a 2.0 unweighted total GPA or higher.
  • Applications are available in February/March and award recipients will be announced at the Senior Awards assembly in May.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11
Compliance Officer for Complaints. Employee complaint: Rick Lopez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 985-8408. Title IX Sexual Harassment and any other discrimination complaints: Cary Johnson, Director, Educational Services (714) 985-8656. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Executive Director, Instructional Support (714) 985-8727. Bullying, intimidation complaints: Rick Riegel, Administrator, Student Services (714) 985-8671
Procedure for Complaints. Uniform Complaint Policy Form 1312.3 (English), 1312.3 (Spanish). Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures Form 1312.4 (English) and 1312.4 (Spanish)
El Distrito Escolar Unificado Placentia-Yorba Linda, prohíbe la discriminación, acoso, intimidación, hostigamiento en todas las actividades, programas y empleo del distrito en base a género real o percibido, identificación de género, expresión de género, raza, etnia, color, religión ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado de inmigración, sexo, orientación sexual, estatus marital o parental, embarazo, edad discapacidad física o mental o en base a la asociación de la persona con una persona o grupo, con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Referencia: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11.
Quejas de empleados: Rick Lopez, Asistente de Superintendente, Recursos Humanos (714) 985-8408. Titulo IX Acoso Sexual y cualquier otra queja de discriminación: Cary Johnson, Director, Servicios Educativos (714) 985-8656. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Director Ejecutivo, Apoyo Educativo (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Rick Riegel, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

Employee/Student Non-Fraternization Policy: BP 4101