EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS.
Your donation dollars WILL drive excellence at FISD.
We focus on awarding annual, one-time grants to teachers, administrators, and District staff who participate in an anonymous grant process. As the Foundation continues to grow, these awards will increase, resulting in more annual grants and larger amounts paid. With your help we will grow the foundation into a material funding stream that guarantees the quality of FISD for years to come.
Your donations will fuel the following initiatives:
1. Recruiting and Retaining Teachers
2. Rewarding Innovation in the Classroom
3. Covering Incidental Costs of teaching
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Grants Awarded 2020 Spring $79, 500
FISD’s #1 personnel challenge is its shortage of Bilingual and Dual-Language Teachers. With a matching grant from the Dian Graves Owen Foundation, our foundation gave $79,500 for the second year in a row to fund stipends and retention bonuses for bilingual teachers. The foundation is ensuring that our schools will be able to employ and retain high quality and certified Bilingual and Dual Language Teachers.
Bilingual & Dual Language Teachers
Retention & Recruiting Stipends
Grants Awarded 2020 Fall $43, 137
“I would like to support the rigor of the current science curriculum through a hands-on science club that progresses to a local science fair and eventually to the Austin Regional Science Fair for selected participants. We will focus our energy on drafting girls and economically disadvantaged students into the club to boost the equality of underrepresented populations but also any student interested, so as to increase the Science STAAR scores for Fredericksburg Elementary School.”
JESSILYN SCHELLMAN & CAROL MERRILL