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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.


The 2019-2020 grants were awarded for use in the following classes:


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

Samantha Kuchwara (Language Arts) – Breakout Kits, similar to an educational escape room

Steven Picht (Spanish) – a set of the Francisco Jimenez novel “Mas alla de mi”

Joy Millam (Library) – Chromebook

Irene Kapetanos (Special Education World History) – world history supplements and reading material

Mike Guest (Business/Tech/CCR) – keyboard covers

Alicia Jacinto (Spanish) – a half year subscription to Scholastic Classroom Magazine “Que Tal?” for Spanish 1 students
Brady Bilhartz (Chemistry) –
a set of scientific calculators

Kara Gerry/Sarah Belsey/Hannah Young (Special Education) – items needed to help students become more independent and reach their IEP goals


*To read a summary of what each grant will accomplish, please see the attachment below*



Eligibility Criteria and Program Information

  • All teacher applicants must be current PTSA members.
  • Application deadline is TBD.
  • Classroom awards up to $250 per recipient; the total number of awards will be dependent upon available funding.
  • 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 2019-2020, 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 2018-2019, you are invited to apply in the current round.  


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: Dr. Issaic Gates, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 985-8408. Title IX Sexual Harassment and any other discrimination complaints: Gina Aguilar, Director, Student Services (714) 985-8670. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Assistant Superintendent, Executive Services (714) 985-8727. Bullying, intimidation complaints: Melissa Samson, 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: Gina Aguilar, Directora, Educación Secundaria (714) 985-8656. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Asistente de Superintendente, Servicios Ejecutivos (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Melissa Samson, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

Employee/Student Non-Fraternization Policy: BP 4101