Greetings from the Superintendent
The Syracuse City School District Educational Foundation is a tremendous partner of the Syracuse City School District, providing numerous learning opportunities for our students and providing grant funds for innovative, hands on learning projects.
The Foundation was established during the 2003-2004 school year to raise funds to supplement revenue sources for the district. These monies do not replace city, state and federal funding for education but rather supplement it, helping us to tackle the challenges we face when public funding is exhausted.
The Foundation's members give generously of their time, tirelessly organizing charity events and seeking donations from corporate and individual sponsors. This important and valuable work raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for the students in our district. These monies are returned to the schools, providing our children with a variety of opportunities and allowing for the purchase of additional classroom resources.
These educational grants fund projects that have a direct and immediate impact on our students while enriching the learning environments in our schools. They are hands on and challenge the students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to projects outside of the traditional learning environment.
I am extremely thankful to the Foundation and the Board of Directors for their support and service to the children in the Syracuse City School District. I look forward to working together to see this valuable partnership continue to grow and flourish.
In the Interest of All Children,
Superintendent of Schools