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Applications are closed


Innovative teaching is important, but it can be expensive. Due to massive budget cuts by the state in

recent years, it is even harder for the district to fund these types of requests. DEx Awards are a reinvention of the teacher grant program - with a simpler application process.  DEx Awards are designed for student and teacher enrichment, both in the classroom and through professional development opportunities that cannot be covered by the district budget. 

There are three types of awards that will be considered:

CLASSROOM AWARD ($1,000 max)

Designed for classroom enrichment.  A teacher may use this award for things like new teaching material, specialized curriculum, or supplies for STEM/educational projects.


Designed for a group of individuals that would like to bring something special to their grade level or school. Examples include guest speakers, subscriptions, student workshops, or projects that require sustainability.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD ($2,500 max per individual)

 Designed to fund professional development opportunities that may not be budgeted and that will promote and encourage innovative student learning. As our students grow into STEM and technology-based learning, our teachers must also grow their knowledge.

Review the TERMS of the DEx Awards, here.

Donate to Duncan Public Schools Foundation to ensure awards like this continue, which support our teachers and staff that positively impact the lives of our students every single day.

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