Family Advocacy and Support
Student Opportunity for Success Funds – $15,000
To reduce barriers to education at individual schools for students navigating poverty. Grants are allocated to each school to facilitate swift responses to immediate needs, such as food, hygiene items, fees, school supplies, and gas cards.
Basic Needs Funding for Welcome Center and Homeless Education Program – $65,000
To provide families with supplemental food, hygiene items, laundry cards, grocery gift cards, and emergency financial support through the Welcome Center. The Welcome Center connects families with resources within schools and the community, and ensures that all students have access to full educational opportunities. The Welcome Center team supports students who are unhoused and/or navigating poverty.
Health and Wellness
Mental Health Programming and Curriculum – $50,000
To expand curriculum aimed at addressing suicide prevention, child sexual abuse education, anti-bullying efforts, and healthy gender and sexuality education, with a focus on the middle school level.
Teacher and Staff Wellbeing and Retention
Food for Gatherings of Teachers and Staff – $29,500
To support the wellbeing and retention of staff and teachers by sponsoring food for community-building events for teachers and staff at strategic points over the course of the school year. Meals will provide an opportunity for educators to foster relationships with colleagues. These connections are critical to a positive work environment, and are especially valuable after the isolation educators experienced during extended school closures.
Operation Sno-Cone – $500
To equip the superintendent with a sno-cone machine as a means of connecting with staff. This project is meant to bring teachers, staff, and administrators together in a light-hearted way at the end of a school day.
Total Investment: $160,000