Saturday, February 9, 2008

Establishing a Foundation

At the next public board meeting, we will be debating the idea of establishing a District-level foundation. Here's the link:

The purpose: to promote public education and focus on engaging community support in specific areas. It would be a fund-raising entity, that would seek charitable status and it would complement the existing fundraising activities at schools. It would be run by two staff members and overseen by a board of 10-12 individuals and would report initially to the Superintendent. For three years, it would be funded by EPSB, at a rate of around $400,000 per year. After three years, it would be expected to be self-sufficient. Other school boards have similar foundations, with the most notable being the Vancouver Foundation.

What do you think??

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