Hazel Miller Back-to-School Basics


Starting in the Fall of 2017, the Hazel Miller Back to School Basics teacher grants will be awarded through a lottery process. This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Hazel Miller Foundation.

What: $125 teacher grants to use for classroom supplies. See FAQ sheet for examples of eligible items and those that are excluded from reimbursement


  • Certificated teachers or specialists who did not receive a Back to School Basics grant in June of 2016 are eligible to enter their names into the lottery process. One lottery per teacher or job share team (see below).
  • If you job share, we ask that you and your partner team up to create just one entry–select just one name to use for the lottery; job share teams will have a combined reimbursement limit of $125.
  • If there are funds still available after selected teachers have been reimbursed, we will draw more names from this list until funds are depleted.
  • To spread the reimbursement love around, 2017 Hazel Miller Back to School Basics grant winners will be asked to sit out the 2018 Back to School Basics lottery.

When: Teachers may submit names until 4 pm on Friday, October 13, 2017.

Lottery Process

  1. Interested teachers should submit their names using the online form below by 10/13/17 at 4 pm.
  2. Selected teachers will be notified via email by the end of day on Tuesday 10/17/17. Teachers will then have until 10/31/17 at 4 pm to shop and submit their original receipts for reimbursements to the Foundation.  Receipts must be dated October 13, 2017 or later. See the FAQs for examples of reimbursable and disallowed items.
  3. Reimbursement will be limited to $125 for eligible items; disallowed items will not be reimbursed, so be sure to look at the FAQ sheet.
  4. As soon as possible after your receipt(s) have been received, a reimbursement check will be mailed to you.

Questions? Contact us!