Why was the Langley School District Foundation created?
The Foundation was established in May 2003 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 it does collaborate with the district. District Trustees always hold at least two of the seats on the Foundation Board of Directors, but cannot make up more than half the board.
What are the goals of the Langley School District Foundation?
The Foundation’s goal is to make learning UNFORGETTABLE for every Langley student. We want to join forces with the community to ensure that every Langley student receives the best education possible.
What kinds of initiatives does the Foundation support?
Our focus is to support all programs of excellence in literacy, numeracy, special needs and the arts not funded by the Ministry such Rec ‘N Reading, PALs, Numbers til Noon and a loan bank of assistive equipment for students with special needs. 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. School District foundations are increasing in numbers in Canada and in the United States there are almost 5,000 school district foundations.