SAN DIMAS/LA VERNE – Twenty-five Bonita Unified School District teachers were awarded mini-grants from the La Verne/San Dimas Educational Foundation, providing financial support for educators who aim to augment classroom experiences for their students.

The mini-grants, totaling $9,483.81, were presented to this year’s winners during Bonita Unified’s Board of Education meeting on March 2.

“The La Verne/San Dimas Educational Foundation is very proud to continue our charity work within Bonita Unified,” La Verne/San Dimas Educational Foundation President Anthony Porter said. “With these teacher mini-grants, we will continue to fulfill our mission of empowering our communities as well as support and celebrate student success.”

Bonita Unified teachers have already used the grant money to fund projects such as library expansions and providing more mental health and wellness resources in their classrooms.

“Our teachers are an integral part to Bonita Unified’s success,” Bonita Unified Superintendent Carl Coles said. “With these mini-grants, we hope our teachers continue to provide enriching experiences for our students and help them exemplify our District goals of equity, mastery and a focus on results.”

Since 1983, the La Verne/San Dimas Educational Foundation has been committed to enriching and enhancing educational opportunities for Bonita Unified students and teachers. The Foundation’s primary function is to recognize and reward student and teacher achievement inside and outside of the classroom, including the provision of teacher mini-grants.

“Thank you to the La Verne/San Dimas Educational Foundation for your longstanding commitment to support the well-being of our students and teachers at Bonita Unified,” Bonita Unified Board of Education President Derek Bahmanou said. “We look forward to many more years of partnership and support in transforming the lives of Bonita Unified students.”


BUSD_MINI_GRANTS: The Bonita Unified School District Board of Education recognized Bonita Unified teachers who received mini-grants from the La Verne/San Dimas Educational Foundation during their meeting on March 2.