Back to School Grants

Michele Skalicky

Teachers and principals at 41 Springfield schools can move forward with innovative projects for their students thanks to grants they’ve received.  The money, $276,869, comes from donors who gave to the Back to School Grant Program at the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools.

Dr. John Jungmann, superintendent of SPS, noted that Saturday is the 150th birthday of the district.  "This is the best birthday present we've ever received," he said.  "I guarantee it."

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Michele Skalicky / KSMU

About 30 volunteers helped the Springfield Public Schools Foundation surprise teachers across the city today.  They handed out Back to School grants for a variety of projects to benefit students.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.

More than 100 Springfield Public School teachers, librarians and principals have money for special projects now after being surprised with grant awards today.

The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools sent volunteers to 43 schools to hand out more than $246,000 in funding.