Jefferson County Schools - Public Schools - Public Education Foundation

A nonprofit organization

30 donors

  Because the 57 schools served by the Jefferson County Schools Foundation cover an 850-square mile area and a wide range of demograpic and socioeconomic factors, the needs met by our organization change almost daily. On a regular basis, our foundation generates funds to support professional learning programs for teachers and administrators; recognition programs for classroom teachers; grants programs for innovative initiatives across the district; and student achievement and competition programs that are not funded through school budgets.

In emergency situations such as the aftermath of last week's storms that severely damaged Center Point Elementary school and left hundreds of Jefferson County students and employees with severe damage to their homes, the Foundation's Emergency Relief Fund accepts donations of money, supplies and other goods and coordinates the process of getting that help back out to the areas and individuals that need it.

This emergency mode is the heart of our appeal for Alabama Gives Day. We invite you to entrust our Foundation with your generous donations to help our students and teachers in a number of schools in the Center Point/Pinson, Clay/Chalkville and Oak Grove areas as they seek to achieve some level of "normal" to finish out the school year. Many of our JefCoEd students and employees lost their homes in last week's tornado. In addition to the basic needs of clothing and shelter, they will need school supplies, gas cards for transportation from temporary housing outside their school zone, money to "bridge" medication costs until insurance payments can be transacted, etc.

Our Foundation will stand ready to help with those needs through our Emergency Relief Fund. Started last year after the tragic storms in April, this fund has enabled donors from across the country to reach out to those hurting in our area. In the days since last Monday’s tornado, our staff has been part of the team of JefCoEd Central Office staff that has begun the task of assessing classroom needs and coordinating and distributing donations so that teachers can get back to their love of educating students and making their school experience as normal as possible for the rest of the 2011-2012 school year.

As the school year progresses, our foundation will provide support for a number of annual programs and one-time needs based around education initatives. Those will include:

  • Classroom Grants Program       
  • Stellar Teaching Program for National Board Certification candidates
  • Lead Teacher Mentor Program
  • Principal Leadership Academy
  • Administrative Team Leadership Development
  • TimeMaps financial literacy licenses for high schools
  • Illuminate  licenses for system-wide professional development
  • System-wide Coupon Book Annual Fundraiser
  • Teacher of the Year Program
  • Second Mile Teacher Program                                      
  • JefCoEd Scholars Bowl Program
  • Character Education Awards
  • JefCoEd Science Olympiad Teams 
  • Super Scholars Academy    
  • Classroom/Community Partnerships   
  • Annual Holiday Music Festival
  • Exceptional Education Specialized Reading Program for Grad Success
  • Library Links for Success Program
  • JefCoEd Family Reading Month
  • Library Media Holiday Sharabration
  • Adaptive PE Project Gone Fishin’
  • Special Education Prom
  • Health Room Assistance Grant/Jefferson County Depart. of Health
  • Faculty Grant Writing Workshops
  • Spring Health & Fitness Field Days
  • New Teacher Recruitment

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Organization name

Jefferson County Schools - Public Schools - Public Education Foundation

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Education Children & Family