Kennedale Education Foundation still needing Volunteers

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Started several years and under the direction of then KISD Associate Superintendent Rick Edwards, the Kennedale Education Foundation (KEF) was organized as a non-profit philanthropic organization. It was set up independent of the school district but with the goal of fostering creative approaches to education through private grants and involvement. {{more}}Over the years it has raised and donated tens of thousands of dollars to classroom across the district.
Last year in December, the KEF awarded over $16,000 in grants to teacher and their classroom. These are not random gifts but rather well thought out, researched and documented request from teachers. It may be for equipment such as a projector and ?smart board?, e-readers, specialized lab equipment or books and materials for small group projects.
The KEF is governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of business, community, and educational leaders and it partners with parents, teachers, and community to help meet its goal of enhancing education in KISD. This group of volunteers spend the year planning and executing events to raise funds for grants. Grants are traditionally awarded in the fall and spring.

This year due to a lack of volunteers the KEF has dispensed with the fall grant program and is concentrating on the spring semester. This is where you can make the difference. If you would like more information on being a part of our board, or if you can help with one or two events, please visit our Web site (below) and fill out the volunteer form. This invitation is open to parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, adult siblings, teachers, administrators, businesses, and anyone with a desire to help our students succeed!

The next meeting of the KEF is November 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the KISD Curriculum Building at 120 W Kennedale Parkway, Kennedale.`

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