At the request of the City Council in 1896, the State Legislature created the Handley Board of Trustees (the “Handley Trust”) to receive and manage the assets bequeathed by Judge John Handley and to fulfill the terms of his will. The primary focus for many years has been on programs to expand and enrich the educational experience of students, teachers, parents, and the entire community.
Through this legacy, Winchester Public Schools is able to offer grant opportunities each year for innovative projects that align with your school's improvement and the division's strategic plan. Any WPS staff member may submit a proposal. This year, WPS had the opportunity to surprise staff throughout the school division by delivering $90,000 of checks as they announced the 2021 Handley Trust grant recipients. A list of this year's recipients, their project, and the amount of the award may be found on our Handley Trust page.