Langley School District Foundation our mission is to make learning UNFORGETTABLE for every Langley student
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Langley School District Foundation our mission is to make learning UNFORGETTABLE for every Langley student

FOUNDATION FAQ

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:

  • Organizes fund raising events within the community
  • Creates awareness of the importance of public education
  • Manages an endowment fund
  • Builds relationships with local businesses, services and individuals to expand their support for Langley students
  • Administers and disburses scholarship funds

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.
To support the next generation of life-long learners, we are seeking funds to develop and support innovative programs aimed at enhancing learning.


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:

  • Fine arts programs
  • Unique special education initiatives
  • The purchase of new library books and technology equipment
  • Learning enhancement projects

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.

Langley School District Foundation our mission is to make learning UNFORGETTABLE for every Langley student
 



The Foundation raised more than $50,000 at the 8th Annual Grand Prix Gala held at Thunderbird Show Park

FOUNDATION EVENTS

The 8th Annual Grand Prix Gala was another huge success for the Foundation

On Sunday June 2, two-hundred guests spent the afternoon watching an international horse-jumping competition, while munching on gourmet hors d'oeuvres and sipping on award-winning wines. Thanks to the sponsors, supporters and attendees, the Foundation raised more than $50,000 to support 21st Century learning in Langley schools. The funds raised will help to purchase iPads for schools in order to enhance the learning experience for students.

 

FOUNDATION FUNDING IN ACTION

The Foundation, through its fundraising activities and endowments is able to fund innovative and unique school programs and projects that would not be funded by the Ministry of Education. Every Spring and Fall, the Foundation asks schools to submit proposals for projects that they would like to receive funding for. Last year, the Foundation made grants totaling more than $250,000 to support 40 unique programs.

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RECENT NEWS

The Langley School District Foundation has received support from a number of corporations and associations, including Envision Financial, Coast Capital Savings, ParkLane Homes, Resource Training Organization, Langley Times, Langley Rotary Clubs, Otter Co-op, Kins Farm Market, Meridian Meats and Thunderbird Show Park to help us raise funds for Langley student programs.

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