Endorsed by FBISD leaders, including Superintendent Dr. Christie Whitbeck, the Foundation offers the following opportunities for support:
Grants for Teachers Programs – supports innovative classroom projects proposed by teachers for which conventional funding is not available. Awards range from $500 - $1,500.
Founders Grants Program – allows funding of larger needs up to $20,000 that are outside of the funding limits of Teacher and School Site Grants.
School Site Programs – offers a maximum of (3) grants per campus ranging from $2,000 (elementary) to $5,000 (secondary) for campus-wide educational improvement opportunities.
New Teacher Gifts – The Foundation also automatically provides teachers, just beginning their teaching career with zero years teaching experience, a gift certificate to a local teachers' supply store to help them set up their classrooms.
Professional Development Grants – The Foundation liaisons with FBISD's Organizational Development department to fund nationally recognized speakers in a broad range of educational fields on staff development days.
Tribute Fund – allows individuals to make contributions that honor or memorialize teachers, loved ones, or other special people.
Employee Giving – offers FBISD employees an avenue to support the Foundation through payroll deductions.
Investment Fund – ensures that the Education Foundation becomes self-perpetuating.
Angels of Education Auxiliary – established to promote community awareness and to assist with Education Foundation activities.
Where does the money go?
Funds raised from generous local businesses and individuals are channeled with expert precision directly to classrooms, where talented students are teamed with inspired educators, to achieve levels greater than anything they thought possible.