On Friday, May 3, three full Humble ISD school buses rode through the district, surprising educators with grant money for their classrooms. This year, the Humble ISD Education Foundation awarded 71 grants totaling $230,881 in innovative teaching grants.

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The foundation crew entered classrooms with pom-poms, cowbells, hand clappers and giant checks to recognize the hard work and innovation of Humble ISD educators. The foundation gives this opportunity to all campuses in the district; teachers, principals and even administrators apply for grant funds. This year, Humble ISD educators submitted 167 applications from which 71 projects received funding on this day. Since 2000, Humble ISD Foundation has granted over $12.9 million to Humble ISD schools.

Oaks Elementary Teacher Valerie Bonnie is surprised with the news that she won a grant.

The foundation explained why they award these grants in a press release which stated, “Sometimes educators have to spend their own money for projects to get their students engaged in learning. However, not every teacher can afford this. This is where grant money comes in to play. Every year, the Humble ISD Education Foundation raises funds through events like the Humble Rodeo and BBQ Cook-off, annual gala and others. The proceeds from these events support innovative education projects that fall outside the scope of the Humble ISD operating budget. These innovative and creative education projects lead to an increase in student achievement and therefore, prepare Humble ISD students for a great future.”

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