02-26-2013 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #8


Title
Brevard Schools Foundation Recognition

Discussion

BPS would like to take this time to recognize Brevard Schools Foundation under the leadership of Executive Director Janice Kershaw for their role in planning, hosting and securing funding for the ABC (Applauding Brevard’s Champions) Awards.  This fantastic awards program allowed BPS the opportunity to show appreciation to the nominees for Teacher of the Year, Employee of the Year, Parent Involvement Award Winners, Volunteer of the Year, and Business Partners of the Year in gala like setting that featured student entertainment and cuisine prepared by culinary arts students.

Brevard Schools Foundation is BPS’ foundation.  A group of committed community members serve as volunteer board members, and, along with a small staff, work with the school district as the philanthropic arm of public education to invest in young minds, as they say, and do the types of things we know enhance educational opportunity, like Take Stock in Children - the dropout prevention, mentoring and scholarship programs, back to school supplies for our neediest students, school bucks classroom grants for our teachers, space week for all of our sixth graders, scholarships to graduating seniors and much more.



Recommendation
Recognize Janice Kershaw and the Brevard Schools Foundation for the ABC Awards Gala.

Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 2/12/2013

Authority for Action
FS 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact
Michelle Irwin, Director, District Communications, x796