On Monday, October 21, the Board of Directors of the Sycamore Education Foundation (SEF) awarded $20,624.62 in grants to enhance educational opportunities for the students of Sycamore Community School District 427.
“We are so thankful for the generosity of this community,” said Lauren Holtz, SEF Executive Director. “Through donations from individuals and businesses, SEF is fortunate to be able to provide funding for Sycamore 427 teachers and students that encourages creativity and innovation inside the classroom.”
These grants will go to support a variety of projects in District 427 including: Sphero Bolt Robots for the STEM/CTE department at the Sycamore Middle School, books showcasing diversity and inclusion for the 7th grade English department, standing desks for 6th grade classrooms and iPads to support the Seesaw application for 1st graders at North Grove Elementary School.
Since 2017, SEF has funded nearly $195,000 in grants for Sycamore schools. The Foundation has supported the library renovation at North Elementary School, a 21st Century collaborative commons at Sycamore High School, digital signage and the Spartan TV access channel.
About the Sycamore Education Foundation:
The Sycamore Education Foundation receives and distributes private gifts from generous individuals and businesses to enrich educational opportunities for students in the Sycamore School District 427 not otherwise available through regular funding resources. The Sycamore Education Foundation supports the more than 3,565 students, faculty and administrators of Sycamore School District 427.