On January 18, 2009, the Earlham Community School Board met for their monthly meeting at 6:00 PM in the high school library. During the meeting, the Board accepted a gift from the Earlham Foundation. The gift will allow the District to purchase a piano for up to $7,000 to be placed in the auditorium and used for concerts and other productions.
The Earlham Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization formed in 1993. The Foundations Articles of Incorporation state that the purpose of the Earlham Foundation is to “further the educational effectiveness of the Earlham Community School District”. The Foundation serves the interests of the students by providing financial support for current students and programming. The Earlham Foundation is funded thorough charitable donations and a growing endowment fund that generates income.
The Earlham Foundation has been a somewhat inactive organization for the past several years. The Foundation recently installed a new Board of Directors and plans to reinvigorate its fundraising efforts. A revision of the brochure, a link to the school district website, and additional on-line presence are among the ideas being considered by the Foundation to revive their mission. Foundation Board members include: Trish Hopkins, President, Kathy Woolcott, Vice President, Vicky Boyle, Secretary, Dale Brooks, Treasurer, Nick Price, Connie Ramsey and Michael Wright.
In other business, the Board approved:
An update to Board Policy 401.1 – Educational Credits
An Agreement with DMACC for the STRIVE (Selected Training Received In Vocational Education) for a student in the high school
Approved a committee to review the District Special Education Services Delivery Plan
The next regular Earlham Community School Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 18th at 6:00 p.m. at the school library. The School Board is also planning a special meeting/work session for March 4th at 6:00 PM in the school library.