Students in our schools today are the thinkers, dreamers and leaders of tomorrow. What is the best way to influence tomorrow? By doing our absolute best for the students of today. Our volunteer Directors and generous donors to the Foundation for Clovis Schools recognize this reality, and when faced with the fact that our school district receives significantly less funding per pupil than any other unified school district in Central California, they have stepped into that gap to support our schools.
Where our dollars may not stretch, the Foundation for Clovis Schools is there. Through their Classroom Grant Program they help our teachers innovate and teach outside the box. Students of Promise Scholarships help launch at-risk students onto a path that includes graduation from high school and enrollment in post-secondary education. And, the Foundation’s New Teacher Grants help teachers new to Clovis Unified create vibrant learning environments in their classrooms from day one.
Clovis Unified has a strong culture and core values, one of which focuses on the powerful relationship that exists between a community and its schools. The Foundation for Clovis Schools is proof of the amazing things that can happen through such partnerships, and our students… and the future…. are better because it exists.
Eimear O'Brien, Ed.D.