Finley School District Receives $3M Grant

September 1

Finley School District is the proud recipient of a $3 million STEM Pilot Project grant, awarded by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). The grant was awarded to only six school districts in Washington State to construct or modernize science and science lab classrooms.

Thanks to the award of this grant and the support of the Tri-Cities community, Finley School District will upgrade its current Career and Technical Education (CTE) building to modern standards. The district's goal is to outfit its science and agriculture departments with the proper facilities and technology necessary to educate in today's competitive world.

What Finley hopes to accomplish with the grant:

  • Renovate the CTE building for a modern shop and greenhouse
  • Add a modern science classroom, outfitted with 28 student size lab stations, complete with offices, bathroom, storage, safety equipment, science lab supplies, etc.
  • Add top-of-the-line technology through zSpace lab technology, complete with 3D goggles and interactive software.
  • Expand curriculum offerings in CASE classes such as Animal Science and Biotech content areas.

A requirement of the grant application was to show community support, either through monetary, time, supplies, or other in-kind donations. The district successfully raised the required $100,000 needed to receive the $3 million grant. The district still welcomes the community's support. If you'd like to help, contact Bryan Long at (509) 586-3217.