Why was the Langley School District Foundation created?
The Foundation was established in 2001 to enhance and enrich educational opportunities for 19,952 students in the Langley School District. We support the Langley School District in providing programs of excellence not funded by the Ministry.
What does the Langley School District Foundation do?
We raise resources and secure funding for innovative education programs and projects that help students achieve their full potential. In so doing, the foundation:
What is the relationship between the Langley School District Foundation and the Langley School District?
The Foundation is independent of the Langley School District, but its sole purpose is to support and provide programs for Langley students. According to our constitution, the Foundation Board can have up to 11 directors - two appointed from the Langley Board of Education; one from the Langley School District Administration; and 8 from the community at large.
What are the goals of the Langley School District Foundation?
The Foundation’s goal is to make learning UNFORGETTABLE for every Langley student. Our mandate is to provide and support programs not funded or fully-funded by the Ministry of Education and our goal is to ensure that every Langley student receives the maximum benefit of the education to which they are entitled.
What kinds of initiatives does the Foundation support?
Our focus throughout the years has been to support all programs of excellence in literacy, numeracy, special needs, sports and the arts. We also support:
How does the Foundation decide what to fund?
The Foundation has criteria for funding which lays out what sort of projects the foundation will or will not fund. Written applications are reviewed twice a year by the Foundation Board. Priority is given to initiatives that are innovative and have system-wide potential.
Aren’t our tax dollars supposed to pay for education?
In our changing and increasingly complicated world, more demands are being put on public education. Private donors can help fund projects that enhance and enrich education not covered by the Ministry of Education. School District foundations are increasing in numbers in Canada and in the United States there are almost 5,000 school district foundations.