The Latta Schools Educational Foundation



The mission of The Latta Schools Educational Foundation is to cultivate resources to improve the educational environment in the Latta School District.

Bylaws of The Latta Schools Educational Foundation, Inc.


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  1. To provide additional support for an enriched and challenging education experience that maximizes the learning potential of every student and prepares them to succeed in the 21st century.
  2. To encourage academic excellence and motivate students and teachers to reach their highest potential by providing funding not available through local, state or federal sources.
  3. To award grants for projects that support the curriculum and to fund scholarships.
  4. To involve the community in the support and improvement of quality education.
  5. To enhance the education experience by providing financial support and other resources to supplement educational programs, activities, and construction of school facilities, which are not being adequately funded by state or local government.


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LSEF will award financial assistance scholarships to qualified students who plan to pursue post-secondary education or teachers pursuing a master's degree in a specific area of education. Awards will also be given to teachers in the form of competitive mini-grants for specific classroom projects to enhance classroom instruction. Funding can also be directed towards capital projects or in support of school programs.


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Listed below are approximate annual scholarships currently being awarded to students in the Latta School District from the endowed restricted funds in the Foundation.


Name of Scholarship Annual Award
Latta Schools/Alan Schafer $250
Latta Schools/Memorials $250
Neil Berry/Oriana Bethea $500
Douglas Parham $500
Geraldine Ard $1000
Hugh Watson $250
Eddie Rice $1000
Alex Johnson $1000
Moses/Martha Heyward $500
The Ellis Family $10,000
Fred/Bonnie Ellis $1000
John/Vicki Kirby $1000


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Updated 12/7/12

Funding will be sought through a fundraising campaign, grants and individual/corporate sponsorships. There is currently approximately $96,000 in restricted endowed funds for student scholarships, $132,000 in restricted funds for building construction, and $40,000 in unrestricted funds for mini-grants, teacher scholarships and capital projects. The Foundation also has ownership of four unimproved residential lots in Latta, one improved lot with a duplex apartment in Latta, fourteen acres of unimproved farm acreage/woodlands in the Latta School District, five acres of property adjacent to District Office, land and building being renovated into the Ellis Performing Arts Center, and one hundred forty two acres of unimproved woodlands in the Latta School District, all valued at $2,325,000. There is still currently a fundraising campaign to raise an additional $1.25 million to match the current $1.25 million that has already been acquired in the capital campaign to construct the Ellis Performing Arts Center.


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Board of Directors

Term Expires
Glenn Greene, III President February 2017
Martha Heyward Board Member February 2017
Harold Kornblut Secretary February 2017
John Kirby Board Chair February 2017
LaFon LeGette Board Member February 2017
Betty Jo Johnson Board Member February 2017
Donna Taylor Ex-officio February 2017


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Board Meetings

March 20, 2008 minutes
December 2, 2010 minutes
February 8, 2011 minutes
October 6, 2011 minutes
October 24, 2011 minutes
February 7, 2012 minutes
June 11, 2012 minutes
August 14, 2012 minutes
January 8, 2013 minutes
December 3, 2013 minutes
April 8, 2014 minutes


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Annual audit information for the Latta Schools Educational Foundation may be found within the Annual Latta School District Audit located on the Financial Services page.


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Capital Campaign Information Letter

Capital Campaign Brochure

Capital Campaign Pledge Card

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