Grants in Action
DEF funds two kinds of grants: professional development opportunities and educational projects which support innovative educational programs that benefit the students, teachers, and staff of the Duxbury Public School system. Applicants can be anyone from the Duxbury Public School system (teachers, students and admin) or representatives from non-profit organizations in our community.
DEF is proud to bring back the W. Channing Howe Grant. Channing Howe was long-time Duxbury resident who was dedicated to improving education in town. He not only served on the Duxbury Public School's long-term planning committee, but he also served two terms as a DEF trustee (1991-1997) and was President from 1993-1994. The W. Channing Howe Grant was originally established in 1998 to fund programs that "support the quest for excellence in education." Channing was particularly passionate about bringing visiting scholars to town, so this year we are honored to present the W. Channing Howe Grant to Rose Ruback (DHS, US History) who will use the money to bring a visiting theatre company, Theatre Espresso, to DHS and present the drama "Secret Soldiers: Women Who Fought in the Civil War" to her US History I students.
The DEF Board of Trustees have been working tirelessly collecting and reviewing all grant proposals and finalizing fund approvals for approximately $80,000 in grant requests. Grant monies will be released in early May and should be spent within one year. Please stay tuned for final details regarding funded grants for the 2017-18 year.