Thursday, December 22, 2016

Education Foundations

Parents always have raised money to pay for extra items, such as awards, parties and field trips. But as budgets have grown tighter, schools are relying more on outside groups to provide not just the extras but items that once were part of the district budget.

 Education foundations are the Santa Clauses of many schools today, providing grants to teachers, scholarships to students and maybe funds for special field trips, speakers or assemblies.

The Mullica Township Education Foundation, started by Ralph and Donna Leek, supports field trips and scholarships but also purchased Smartboards and computers, spending about $45,000 on the technology, Superintendent Andrew Weber said.

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