Donations benefit the students and teachers in our public schools. The Board of Trustees are chosen from the local community and serve for three-year terms. The York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. provides limited and specifically targeted financial support for initiatives that enhance the educational programs of our schools. These include, but are not limited to:
|Linda Doggins Reading Specialist Grant|
Foundation Policy Position
Foundation funds are directed toward support of the school system for program priorities where public funds are either not available or not appropriate. No funding will be provided to supplant funds required for the constitutional and legal program obligations of the York County community.
One hundred percent of all donations and proceeds (after costs) are returned directly to Foundation programs. The York County School Division provides in-kind and cash support to include office space, staff salaries and benefits, and incidental costs.
The York Foundation for Public Education, Inc., in support of its mission, pursues a variety of fund raising activities which may include, but not be limited, to the following:
|Innovative Instructional Grants||$5,310|
|Whole School Improvement Grants||$2,399|
|Student Resource Development||$8,300|
|Teacher, Para-Educator & YCSD Employee Scholarships||$4,413|
Student Service Award Winners and Pledge of Allegiance Recognitions
Since 2014, the York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. and Jeanne Fiocca, owner of Cookie Text ~An Edible Tweet! have been presenting complimentary cookies to Student Service Award recipients and student leaders for the Pledge of Allegiance at monthly school board meetings.
YFPE TowneBank Teacher of The Year Recognitions
The York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. along with Sandra Allen, Vice President of the Yorktown Branch of TowneBank and Brian Skinner, Regional President of TowneBank, surprised three York County School Division 8th Annual Teacher of the Year finalists on a prize patrol with a $150 gift card. Each of the schools of the finalists received a check for $200 to be used for instructional enhancement. TowneBank, has committed to endow this award forever.