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    Congratulations to Our 2024 Classroom Mini-Grant Recipients!

    About: The Combs Education Foundation supports educational opportunities for students, staff, and families by funding the development and implementation of quality programs, establishing strong community partnerships, and supporting the goals of the J.O. Combs Unified School District.

    We fulfill this mission by giving in three important areas: student scholarships to Combs High School seniors, classroom grants, and recognizing outstanding staff members in the J.O. Combs Unified School District.

    Purpose: Projects that qualify for mini-classroom grants should enhance the educational and curricular objectives of the J.O. Combs Unified School District. The Combs Educational Foundation seeks to support qualified and innovative projects that support the District's strategic plan and #Forward initiative. These projects must be aligned with the District’s curriculum and demonstrate the potential to positively impact student learning and must be consistent with District goals.


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    Through a competitive application process, a committee selected ten winners from various school sites to each receive $1,000 for their proposed project. The 2024 recipients were:

    • Michelle Guest (CCS)
    • Heidi Bush (CHS)
    • Jessica Furman (CHS)
    • Heaven Gomez (CMS)
    • Jennifer Krickeberg (CTA)
    • Laura Frier (EES)
    • Laura Loar (EES)
    • Heidi Fajardo (RES)
    • Kelsy Saint (SES)
    • Holly Sipes (CMS)

    The application period for next year's mini-grant awards will open in November so stay tuned!