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Jackson County Education Foundation, Inc.

What is the Jackson County Education Foundation?

  • Established July 1, 2013
  • This program is a state funded dollar for dollar matching program
  • Must be a county wide program
  • It is governed by the 21 members of the board of directors that have final decisions for which grants will be funded
  • Enhances education for the students in Jackson County (not just the Marianna area)
  • 501 (C) (3) Organization
  • Not to take money away from school groups
  • To initiatives when budgets fall short or tax dollars won't allow
  • Mini-grants written by teachers

Why establish a county wide foundation?

  • Jackson County has missed out on more than $100,000 in matching funds (since 2001) from School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Programs
  • Our money has been given to other counties because the legislature earmarks money annually for this program
  • Double your money
  • Matching money must be submitted by September 3, 2013
  • Matching funds eligible for 2013-2014 in round one is $17,627.41.  Even if we raise only $2,000 the state will match that $2,000
  • Start raising money for the 2014-2015 matching funds on September 10, 2013
  • Round two is money that the counties cannot match which is given to counties that have the funds to match

How to raise funds for matching grants (Doubled money dollar for dollar)

  • General membership ($20.00)
  • Private-Sector matches
  • Donations
  • Individual Contributions
  • Civic Organization Contributions
  • Estate Gifts
  • Fund raising Events
  • Employee payroll deduction
  • In-kind Contribution CANNOT be matched

Funding Areas

  • STEM
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Literacy
  • Increasing Graduation Rates
  • Low Performing Students
  • Teaching Quality
  • Digital Learning
  • Common Core State Standards

Board of Directors

  • 15 members throughout the county
  • 3 members from each school zone (5 zones total)
  • 6 standing positions -  President of the Foundation; Jackson County Chamber Chairman or designee; Jackson County School Board Chairman or designee; Superintendent of Jackson County School District; President of the Jackson County Education Association; President of the Jackson Education Support Professional Association
  • 21 total board members
  • These 21 members will have the final decision for which grants will be funded annually
  • Superintendent of Schools and the Jackson County School Board Member will mostly serve in an advisory capacity

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