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LEAF Announces Spring 2019 Grants

LEAF grants climb to $165,494 for the 2018-19 School Year.

The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation announced the awarding of $49,333 during its spring Academic and Activities Funds granting cycle.  Each year, LEAF awards supplemental funding to academic, activities, arts and athletic programming in District 742 public schools.  Teachers, coaches and advisers submit grant applications for special projects twice during the academic year.  In addition, LEAF makes ticket sales grants to programs from the Night of the Stars Variety Show each spring (view a complete grant history here). Grants awarded this spring included funds for diverse projects including:

Activities Fund Grants

  1. $1,300     LEAF Legacy Fund Grant to South Junior High Activities
  2. $4,018     LEAF Legacy Fund Grant to Tech High School Athletics
  3. $1,826     LEAF Legacy Fund Grant to Tech Football
  4. $1,467     LEAF Legacy Fund Grant to Apollo Activities
  5. $2,000   Apollo High School football travel bags
  6. $492       Apollo High School Track timing equipment
  7. $800      Talahi Elementary School “Bankshot Basketball”     
  8. $1,000    North Junior High School Future Problem Solving(FPS/CmPS)
  9. $500       Apollo High School/District 742 Granite City Gearheads Robotics
  10. $714        Tech High School Drama for microphone upgrades
  11. $1,000    Tech High School PBIS Program

$15,117             TOTAL ACTIVITIES GRANTS

Academic Fund Grants

  1. $6,102.09    LEAF Legacy Fund Grant to Chinese/Spanish Immersion Programs
  2. $5,000         LEAF Legacy Fund Grant to Schmitz Scholarship
  3. $250             Kennedy Community School for Canine Support/Therapy Program
  4. $800            Tech High School for after school enrichment program
  5. $400             McKinley/ALC basketball for physical education
  6. $400            Tech High School for ASL student trip to MN State Academy for the deaf
  7. $500             Early Education Program for birth to three home visiting
  8. $750              North Junior High challenge course and team building at St. John’s
  9. $1,900          Clearview for Clearview Forest geocaching project
  10. $2,802          District 742 for Closing the Homework Gap with Hotspots Project
  11. $500              Kennedy Community School for Critical and Creative Thinkers project
  12. $600              North Junior High School for flexible seating project
  13. $500              South Junior High for Literature Circles
  14. $500              McKinley/ALC MAAP STARS Leadership Conference
  15. $400              McKinley/ALC Youth Service Project at VA
  16. $500              Westwood Elementary for MakerSpace 3D printer
  17. $1,000           North Junior High for Minnesota Studies Enrichment Projects
  18. $700              South Junior High for school visit from the International Owl Center
  19. $500              District 742 for “Science Dimensions” posters and classroom planning cards
  20. $750              South Junior High for South Enrichment Days
  21. $2,000          North Junior High for St. John’s Canoeing and Challenge Course
  22. $1,000          Apollo High School for Zot Art for students with different abilities.

 $27,854.09            TOTAL ACADEMIC GRANTS

Night of the Stars Ticket Sales Grants

  1. $3,771          Tech High School Band, Orchestra, Speech and Choir
  2. $878            Apollo High School Choir
  3. $626            Kennedy Choir
  4. $982            District 742 Honors Choir
  5. $105            South Junior High School

 $6,362                   TOTAL NIGHT OF THE STARS TICKET SALES GRANTS


These grants bring the total LEAF grants in support of District 742 Academic, Activities, Arts and Athletic Programming during the 2018-19 school year to $165,493.77 as shown below:

 2018-19 Grants of 3-20-2019: 

  • $21,700.00      Adopt a Classroom
  • $12,000.00     Fund-A-Need (Learning Renaissance Event.   ELL Program)
  • $21,250.00      Fall Activities Grants
  • $15,117.00        Spring Activities Grants
  • $26,008.00     Spring Academic Grants
  • $1,550.00         Academic Fund Contingency Grants (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)
  • $1,000.00        Activities Fund Contingency Grants (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)
  • $11,217.00        PAKRAT Grants
  • $6,362.00        Night of the Stars voucher sales rebates to District programs
  • $13,906.64       Homeless Student Support Services Fund Grants
  • $18,217.50        Activities Participation Fund
  • $5,365.00         Direct Flow-Through Grants
  • $6,038.20        Tech Athletics Golf Tourney Returns to Programs
  • $5,762.43         Apollo Activities Golf Tourney Returns to Programs

$165,493.77



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