Mission: The mission of the lexington county school district one educational foundation is to support the educational process and enrich the quality of life in our community by raising and managing funds.
Programs: Leap assistance - funds used from the lexington employee assistance program are designated to a leap crisis fund that offers financial and/or in-kind services to lexington school district one permanent full-time employees, permanent part-time employees (not to include substitutes), and lexington one students to assist them during a crisis such as a serious illness, natural disaster or financial hardship. The crisis must have occurred within the last 90 days. Services approved and paid for through these restricted funds could include medical bills, utilities, food, clothing and other expenses on the approved list. Leap pays funds directly to the place of business (i. E. , directly to the hospital for covering a patient's medical bills) and will not award cash to an approved individual recipient. As of the 2016-2017 fiscal year, leap funds exclude any payments for housing/housing insurance, vehicle purchases/vehicle insurance, and security deposits. Also, worker's compensation recipients are ineligible for assistance.
foundation scholarships each have separate applications and criteria, but all fund educational expenses for the recipients that may cover higher education expenses like tuition, room, board, or books. Checks are written to student's choice college or university and to the student, so that the higher education institution must credit the scholarship award to the student's college expenses.
21st century innovation grants for elementary schools - grants of up to 5,000 each with a required 10% match were awarded to elementary schools for educational projects that address one or more of the district's pathways toward college, career and citizenship preparedness in innovative ways. In 2016-2017, funds provided grants for ib training for teachers, brain-based training for teachers and books to support them, equipment for a learning lab, and leadership training for teachers and students.
leader in me provided year-long support and training for the teachers, staff and students to implement a leadership program within the school. Michelin golden apple teacher grants provide grants up to 250 each to teachers to fund classroom needs that would not be available otherwise that enhance creativity and learning. Examples of projects funded included an international business conference, stem bins for first graders, books focused on historical events and more. Wp rawl school to garden mini-grants provided grants ranging from 250 to 500 to create new or support existing school gardens that support student learning through the creation of outdoor classrooms, greenhouses, vegetable gardens and the like.