The Kennebec Retired Educators Association, comprised of retired educators from 60 schools in 31 cities and towns, plans to award a $100 grant to an educator in Kennebec County for classroom use. The grant is intended to supplement the expenses for a student-centered, inter-disciplinary project and may be expended for materials used in the classroom, speaker’s fee, project development expenses, etc.

“Even though we are not actively teaching in the classroom anymore, for many of us retirees that is where our hearts remain long after we leave teaching,” said Phil Gonyar, chairperson of the Innovative Classroom Grant Committee, and retired social studies educator from Waterville High School, in a KREA news release.

Grant description and applications have been disseminated to principals of all elementary, middle and high schools. The principal will be asked to make them available to classroom teachers.

Grant application submission deadline is Oct. 31. The winning applicant will be notified by Dec. 1 and will receive the grant money at that time.

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