The identified funding priorities are in alignment with the District’s Strategic Plan, and were developed in cooperation with the Superintendent and the District’s instructional staff. Listed below are the Foundation programs that have been planned to meet the identified funding priorities of the District.

Professional Development Grants (maximum award $5,000/Building; $1,000/Individual Teacher)

provide funds for staff to participate in staff development activities to augment classroom instruction that include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Workshops/Seminars in instructional areas at the building level;

    • Conferences specific to area taught;

    • Educational experts to address specific areas of the curriculum, and,

    • Tuition/fees for National Board Teacher Certification

Technology Grants (maximum award $5,000/District)

provide funds to enhance existing technology throughout the District and acquiring new technology to support education reforms and student achievement. Opportunities may include the following:

    • Additional hardware such as computers for the classroom, smart boards and projectors.

    • Classroom Performance Systems to quickly assess student mastery.

    • Adopting and/or expanding existing technology to enable teachers to increase student learning opportunities including technology literacy and innovative practices such as distance learning.

Instructional Grade-Level Grants (maximum award $3,000/Grade Level, Team or Department; $1,500/Teacher)

will be awarded to Boonville R-1 School District educators for instructional projects that supplement and align with the District Improvement Plan. Grants may include, but shall not be limited to, the following:

    • Promote teaching American History as a separate subject within core curriculum, improve teachers’ knowledge and appreciation of the subject and raise student achievement.

    • Equipment, teaching supplies and software to improve student performance in reading comprehension and literacy.

    • Educational Field Trips to support Science instruction in Life Sciences, Biology, Earth Sciences and scientific methods.

    • Academic Intervention Resources directly impacting student achievement in at risk students in core subjects.

    • Enhance the educational opportunities for students in all Fine Arts appreciation, history, and performance.

Student Enrichment Grants (maximum award $2,500 District/Building)

provide funds for elementary, middle school and high school students to participate in learning activities that extend beyond the classroom. Opportunities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Scholarships for students to attend Scholars Academy of Missouri

    • Scholarships for students to attend Fine Arts Academy of Missouri

    • Assistance for students seeking Dual Credit for upper level courses at Boonville High School in cooperation with area colleges and universities

    • Scholarships for students seeking Career and Technical Education Certification in programs currently offered At Boonslick Technical Education Center

    • Summer School grants providing staff for the purpose of providing enrichment for students in Math and Reading during the summer session.

    • Summer Reading Program for elementary at-risk students.