EFBESD Programs

We’re excited about the programs in place to help us carry out our mission to enhance the education of Buckeye elementary students. We invite you to lend your support in any way you can.

EFBESD Mini-Grant Program

The Education Foundation for Buckeye Elementary School District Mini-Grant Program provides an opportunity for certified staff of the district to develop alternative instructional programs and activities designed to enhance the existing curriculum. The intent of the project is to place in the hands of skilled professionals, the additional resources necessary to create, plan, and implement instructional opportunities for students. Teachers may use these grants for instructional programs and activities that extend learning opportunities not currently available in or beyond the classroom. Examples of the types of programs or activities we will consider for funding include:

  • Alignment of curriculum with Arizona and BESD academic standards
  • Multi-age activities and programs
  • Curriculum integration/thematic units
  • Interdisciplinary team projects/activities
  • Active learning—real life experiences
  • Instruction based on multiple-intelligences
  • Support for special populations
  • STEAM oriented activities and programs

We will award grants to selected recipients in two categories:

  • One-time, short-term projects for amounts up to $500
  • Ongoing, sustainable projects up to $2000

Recipients may not use the grants for salaries or tuition, and we will accept only one application from an individual or group per school year; we will disqualify duplicate applications from different individuals or groups. Supplies, materials, and equipment purchased from mini-grant funds will stay with the school if the grant recipient leaves that school. 

P.A.S.S. Awards Program

We’re happy to present our Passionate About Student Success (P.A.S.S.) awards to teachers, staff, community members, and students who make outstanding contributions to education in the Buckeye district. We present the awards each year at our annual P.A.S.S. event.

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Group of PASS award winners holding their awards