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Director's Dispatch: Educational Innovation Grants

I am pleased to announce the fifth annual ISD Education Innovation Grants. We are looking for great ideas to make ISD even better.  The purpose of the ISD Education Innovation Grants is to provide funding for new ideas from students, parents, teachers, and administrators that will help our students challenge, create and change themselves, the school, and our community. The grants can fund items, services, or experiences for students and teachers during the 2019-2020 school year.  Funding for the grants comes from the non-tuition revenue the school receives including outside grants and revenue from renting the school’s facilities.  Up to $70,000 will be awarded.

In the past four years, the Education Innovation Grants have helped build our band program, develop robotics for students of all ages, bring Senegalese visiting artists to campus, and create a community garden. Projects funded by the innovation grants will be considered for on going funding from the school’s regular operating budget.

Click here to view the Grant Application


All grant proposals are due by April 23 by 9:00am. They can be submitted on paper to Wendy Kinyeki in the school administration building or by email to  The review committee will meet on Thursday, April 25 from 1:00 to 3:30 to determine, which projects will be funded.  All purchases will be in accordance with existing ISD financial policy and procedures.

Grant Review

A committee of two students, two parents, two teachers, and one administrator will review all grant proposals and determine which grant proposals will be funded and the amount of funding.

I invite you to contact me in person, by phone (776-44-6028), or email ( if you would like to discuss your project ideas or to volunteer to serve on the review committee.

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