Founded in 1986 as a 501(C) 3 not for profit organization, the Foundation is a well-established organization created to secure and distribute contributions from individuals, corporations, and others in the community interested in supporting students and teachers beyond what tax dollars will provide. We have a 22-member board of directors and work in conjunction with the school system to better align our goals to have a successful school system focused on our students.
The Foundation is not designed to pick up district needs that tax dollars would normally support (buildings, teaching positions, etc.), but to supplement and enhance meaningful programs and initiatives that contribute to student achievement that may not otherwise be funded. We consider our work the icing on the cake!
We have focused programs that are carried out each year in the areas of: teacher/school grants for innovation, STEM Education Support (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Academic Awards Recognition Program, and Public Education Advocacy & Collaboration. Although we have these programs we continuously work with the local school system to evaluate programs and determine if other areas of support are needed.