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The Latta Schools Educational Foundation

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Mission

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.

Foundation Goals

  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.

Programs

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.

Awards

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 ScholarshipAnnual Award
Latta Schools/Alan Schafer$250
Latta Schools/Memorials$250
Neil Berry/Oriana Bethea$500
Douglas Parham$500
Geraldine Ard$1,000
Hugh Watson$250
Eddie Rice$1,000
Alex Johnson$1,000
Moses/Martha Heyward$500
The Ellis Family$10,000
Fred/Bonnie Ellis$1,000
John/Vicki Kirby$1,000

Funding

Updated 8 June, 2015

Funding will be sought through a fundraising campaign, grants and individual/corporate sponsorships. There is currently approximately $137,000 in restricted endowed funds for student scholarships, and $167,000 in unrestricted funds for mini-grants, teacher scholarships and capital projects. The Foundation also has ownership of four unimproved residential lots in Latta, two improved lots with duplex apartments 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 $2,450,000. There is still currently a fundraising campaign on behalf of the Ellis Performing Arts Center, to pay off construction debt and provide ongoing programming.

Board of Directors

MemberPositionTerm Expires
Glenn Greene, IIIPresidentFebruary 2017
Martha HeywardBoard MemberFebruary 2017
Harold KornblutSecretaryFebruary 2017
John KirbyBoard ChairFebruary 2017
LaFon LeGetteBoard MemberFebruary 2017
Betty Jo JohnsonBoard MemberFebruary 2017
Donna TaylorEx-officioFebruary 2017

Board Meetings

Date Minutes
July 7, 2015 minutes
June 2, 2015 minutes
April 8, 2014 minutes
December 3, 2013 minutes
January 8, 2013 minutes
August 14, 2012 minutes
June 11, 2012 minutes
February 7, 2012 minutes
October 24, 2011 minutes
October 6, 2011 minutes
February 8, 2011 minutes
December 2, 2010 minutes
March 20, 2008 minutes

Audit

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.

Additional Information