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Libertyville, IL: Grant $$$ to be used for sensory room, alternative seating, more

Nov 29, 2018, Libertyville (IL) Patch: Grants to Fund Innovative New D70 Programs https://patch.com/illinois/libertyville/grants-fund-innovative-new-d70-programs A new sensory/motor room for students with autism and making stress ball to give to others to show compassion are among the programs. More than 50 Libertyville Elementary District 70 teachers and staff members have been awarded Partners for Excellence in Education grant monies this year to enhance education through innovative and creative new programs in their classrooms. Twenty-eight grants totaling more than $10,000 were awarded to progressive teachers in all five schools. There were a record number – 53 applications for the grants, school officials said. This year's grants will go to fund such programs as students making stress balls, worry dolls and blankets to give to others to show compassion, creating a sensory/motor room for students with autism, buying alternative seating for the classroom, having an entire school read the same book, creating a free book lending library, learning how to play Spikeball, bringing robotics to STEAM, improving reading and augmented reality.