Mission

To help students pursue unlimited potential; to support teachers for innovative and exemplary teaching; and to engage the community in assuring quality education for the leaders of tomorrow.

Goals

  • Provide innovative teaching grants.
  • Support programs targeted by district goals.
  • Provide student/teacher recognition.
  • Reinforce innovative programs.
  • Implement advanced technology.

Status

The Education Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) public corporation operating independently under its own board of directors. The Foundation’s vision is enhancing education in Friendswood Independent School District.

Bylaws & IPS

Amended Jan. 12, 2017

How We Work

  • By providing funds for educational programs and activities (targeted by district goals) that are under funded or not funded by the normal operating budget)
  • By fostering creative approaches to education through private grants.
  • By awarding funds through a volunteer Board of Directors committee made up of business, community and educational leaders.
  • By increasing private community support for educational activities in FISD.

Investment

  • Awarded funds annually to teachers and campuses in FISD since its establishment in 1999.
  • Established an Endowment Fund now totaling more than $1,222,439 to assure the financial security of the foundation.
  • Awarded grants totaling over $186,000 in 2017/2018.
  • Total grant distribution since inception: $1,685,505

Payoff

  • 2018 #1 Best School District in Galveston County
  • 2018 #3 Best School District in Houston Metro
  • Top 400 Best School Districts in America (National Council for Home Safety & Security)
  • #14 Best School Districts in Texas (National Council for Home Safety & Security)
  • #1 School District with college-bound students in Houston area (Houston Chronicle)
  • Highest Fiscal Accountability Award
  • National Level competitors in art,cheerleaders, FJHS student council, FJHS UIL Academics, Science&Engineering Fair, Wranglerettes, Cyber Security, SkillsUSA, FFA Cattle Team member, Speech&Debate, Acadmeic Decathalon, Theartre Design, Family Careers
  • Perfect Score – AP Computer Science student
  • Superintendent Roher named Friendswood Chamber of Commerec Citizen of the Year
  • FHS Named 2018 National Performing Arts School of Excellence (National Federation of High School Association)