The Foundation is dedicated to investing in our children’s future. It accomplishes its mission using both restricted and unrestricted donations from organizations, individuals, and grants. Restricted funds are designated by the donor or grantor and administered accordingly. Unrestricted funds are donations that the Foundation board raises and disburses to augment district initiatives, provide for student and teacher recognition events or teacher grants, and extend outreach and fundraising initiatives into our community.
Tools for Teachers is a program started by the Director of Escambia County Public Schools Foundation Jo McArthur and the Central Warehouse. Over the last year, our dream to help Teachers in the classroom by helping to provide materials that are typically bought out of pocket has come to fruition. Beginning September 29th, 2023 we will begin operations by providing over $200 worth of retail-priced supplies to the 160 new Teachers that came onboard with Escambia County Public Schools this year. We began this journey by asking our teachers, what are they spending their own money on for their classrooms? How much are they spending annually? We asked ourselves, how can we help? Thus the existence of our very own Teacher Resource Store was created and later named "Tools for Teachers". We decided that we did not want to provide an avenue for teachers to spend money but to have the resources available for free. With that in mind, we would be reluctant to not give credit to the community around us. We gained a significant amount of traction with some local businesses Listed below and even some anonymous donations that have contributed to the success of what we wanted to provide. Without them, this program would not be what it is already becoming. Thank you to all who have already given in support of our teachers and thank you in advance to those that will give in the future. What you provide is peace of mind and a statement that the community around our students and teachers is "All In".
To view: Virtual Mira Awards ceremony
To view: Virtual Academic Awards ceremony
View information: The Take Stock program
To view: Class of 2021 Slideshow