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The Skaneateles Education Foundation awards grants to enrich student learning, enhance instructional programs and learning tools, encourage professional development, and to promote the standard of excellence at Skaneateles Central Schools.

Although it is not necessary to achieve them all, grant proposals funded by the Foundation will receive favorable consideration when they achieve a high percentage of the following Foundation objectives:
Serve as an opportunity for enrichment that cannot be funded
through the normal school budget
Demonstrate innovative approaches or methodologies
Are consistent with the Skaneateles Central Schools curriculum
and NY State DOE standards
Serve as an effective pilot for possible future programs
Include a method of assessing the project’s effectiveness
Offer the possibility of continued impact for more than one year
Encourage and facilitate student and other educator feedback
Offer expanded opportunities for application in other curricula and
use by other educators
Anticipate, encourage, or reflect the expanded use of technology
Encourage partnership with other funding sources
Impact as large a number of students as possible

Grants for student projects will receive favorable consideration when they promote, expand, or enrich student opportunities in a manner consistent with the Foundation’s mission.

What the Foundation will not pay for:
Faculty/staff salaries and benefits
Support of sports teams and equipment
General capital improvements
Building and grounds operations and maintenance
Ongoing transportation expenses
Routine purchases of equipment and supplies
Administrative and clerical support
Support of current curriculum, programs, and projects