Professional Development Award


Foundation Trustees recognize the importance of improving professional practice, keeping skills current and continuing education. We also understand that funds to support such professional growth experiences are scarce. Therefore, the Foundation created the Professional Development Award to help certified staff members with expenses related to professional growth and development. The Awards can be used for registration fees, tuition, conference/class related materials, travel, lodging, meals, or other professional development expenses. The grant cannot be used for degree-related coursework or professional certification (for example, a master’s program or ESL endorsement).


  • You must be a certified staff member of Plainfield School District 202.

  • The professional development experience must take place during the summer (May-September).

  • The monetary award will be given as a reimbursement payment after proof of enrollment/attendance is presented to the Foundation.


Apply by Thursday, April 11, 2024.

Please complete the application form on the District 202 intranet


The Foundation will fund up to ten Professional Development Awards, of up to $500 each ($5,000 total will be awarded) to help pay for a unique professional development/learning experience this summer.