19 school districts receive additional STEM BEST funds

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council directed additional support toward 19 STEM BEST (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Program partners through the STEM BEST Program Enhancement Fund.

More than $180,000 was awarded to the 19 different STEM BEST program partners, for requests ranging from 4,589 to $10,000. The funds will help enhance work-based learning opportunities made available through school and business partnerships during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Since it began in 2014, he Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has awarded 63 STEM BEST Programs to school districts throughout the state

The STEM BEST Program Enhancement Fund supports previously awarded STEM BEST Programs that demonstrated evidence of how the funds would enrich or expand current STEM BEST Programs, strengthen partnerships, enhance experiences for students and increase participation of students of diversity.

Recipients of the STEM BEST Program Enhancement Fund include:

  • Allamakee Community School District ($10,000)
  • Ankeny Community School District ($10,000)
  • Boone Community School District ($10,000)
  • CAM Community School District ($10,000)
  • Cedar Falls Community School District ($10,000)
  • Central Community School District ($4,589.16)
  • Davenport West Community School District ($10,000)
  • IKM-Manning Community School District ($10,000 – high school, $9,888 – middle school)
  • Charles City, New Hampton, Osage and Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock Community School Districts ($10,000)
  • Keokuk Community School District ($6,563.12)
  • Marshalltown Community School District ($10,000)
  • Newton Community School District ($9,195)
  • Rock Valley Community School District ($10,000)
  • Sioux City Community School District ($9,995)
  • Southwest Valley School District ($10,000)
  • St. Theresa Catholic School of Des Moines ($9,937.65)
  • Waukee Community School District ($10,000)
  • Woodbine Community School District ($10,000)