$195,600 to SPS Through Back to School Grant Program

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The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools (FSPS) awards $195,600 to Springfield Public Schools in Back to School Grants.  Grants are submitted by educators district wide to receive additional support for their classrooms.


Ninety-six grants were delivered to 47 SPS sites by 50 Foundation for SPS volunteers. “We are so excited to be able to have volunteers with us again to share the excitement about Back to School Grants.” Executive Director Natalie Murdock. “Our educators go above and beyond for their students and thanks to our donors, they are able to help bridge gaps in the classroom through their grant.”


“The Back to School grant program creates a unique space in which innovation and student achievement intersect. Projects are educator-driven and student-focused” said Jennifer McClure, FSPS board president. “In addition to giving students new tools, resources and experiences designed to help them excel, Back to School grants often help teachers develop best practices that can be shared throughout the district. The impact is tangible and far reaching.”


The Back to School grant program is made possible by generous donations from community members, businesses and individuals. “The FSPS vision is to promote educational excellence for every child by working with the public school system and the community. Our Back to School Grant Program is the perfect example of this collaboration,” said Murdock.



“The generosity of all the donors and volunteers who made this year’s Grant Delivery Day possible is simply amazing,” said Dr. Grenita Lathan, SPS superintendent. “Today, educators across our district received incredible support, further equipping them to creatively and effectively connect with our students. We deeply appreciate the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools and all who give of their resources and time to help us provide engaging, relevant and personal learning experiences for every learner, every day.”



The FSPS Back to School Grant Program is still accepting donations to fund more grants throughout the year. If you would like to support Back to School Grants, visit our donation page.