Links to Learning
This program provides educators in the Washoe County School District with monetary awards to fund projects that would otherwise be paid by the educators.
Links to Learning gives monetary awards to elementary and middle school teachers from 17 schools to help fund projects that otherwise would come out of the teachers’ pockets or would not be funded at all. The teachers submit proposals for projects to be funded, and committee members evaluate these proposals. These proposals may be up to $300 per teacher, or teachers may submit in groups for projects that require more funding. (Example: 5 teachers may request funding for a project that costs $1,500.) The applications are coded during the evaluation process so members do not know the teachers or schools.
For FY 2019-2020, 226 WCSD educators received monetary classroom awards for academic projects that impacted approximately 10,000 students. This included the purchase of library books given to WCSD elementary schools. Equipment such as Foss Kits and science materials were provided to several schools.