The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation on Wednesday announced its grant winners, awarding $150,000 this year to 90 applicants.
Most of the money will go toward integrating technology into San Ramon Valley Unified School District classrooms.
Several schools will use the money to buy iPads, including California and Dougherty high schools as well as Coyote Creek, Creekside and Country Club elementary schools.
Several other teachers will use the grants to buy iTouches for students at Walt Disney Elementary School. Gale Ranch Middle School will use teh money for a Flip video project.
Grants were also awarded to support hands-on learning across the curriculum, from a science project at Hidden Hills to a sight word building project at Live Oak Elementary.
In addition, several schools received funding to support their special education students and provide needed resources like technology tools and amplification systems.
The foundation's goal in awarding the grants is to equip kids to become tech savvy, think critically and spark a passion in science.
The foundation raises the money to pay for these grants through various fundraisers throughout the year. The biggest is Primo's Run for Education, which takes place every October.
Teachers and students also participated in a Read-A-Thon fundraiser as well. A new program, called , aims to raise another $500,000 by selling memberships in exchange for discounts at local businesses.
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