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Poth Page: Education foundation supports excellence


Poth Page: Education foundation supports excellence
Lisa helps with games during a kickoff event sponsored by the Poth Education Foundation, held in conjunction with the Poth High School Homecoming game.


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The Poth Education Foundation, a nonprofit education and charitable organization, is beginning its second year of partnership with the Poth Independent School District. The purpose of the organization is to support educational excellence that enhances student achievement, recognizes exemplary staff, and fosters community support and involvement. These goals are accomplished primarily through fund-raisers and donations solicited from community members and businesses. The donations are currently utilized in funding grant requests submitted by teachers and staff in the district. Last year, eight grants were funded for a total of $15,000.

At the beginning of each school year, foundation members provide training on the grant application process to all Poth ISD staff. Teachers fill out an online application requesting funding for innovative classroom programs and initiatives that are above and beyond the district’s normal operating budget. Grant applications are submitted prior to the Thanksgiving holidays. The Grant Selection Committee reviews all grant applications and awards funds through a competitive grant process. The campaign concludes in December with teacher grants awarded at the Admiral Awards ceremony. Teacher projects are then initiated in the spring.

The Poth Education Foundation hopes to continue working collaboratively with the school and the community to positively impact student learning.
 

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