Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education
About the Foundation
The Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education was created in 2006 by local leaders and the Bulloch County Board of Education to provide a way for the community to further invest in public education and provide local funding for innovative projects. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees which meets monthly to manage its body of work that includes the following:
Since 2006, the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education (Foundation) has funded nearly 270 innovative teacher grants totaling more than $340,000. These innovation grants fund proposals submitted by classroom teachers. A grant committee reviews the submissions and selects up to 20 projects to receive grants. The maximum individual grant level is $1,500. Grants are presented each fall.
The Foundation provides a way for individuals, businesses, industries and civic organizations to invest in local education programs that benefit public, charter, private and home-schooled students. In addition, the Foundation’s major fundraising campaigns are the Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot and Bulloch County Schools’ payroll deduction option for its employees.
The Foundation funds Bulloch County School’s annual participation in the REACH Georgia Scholarship Program with a $7,500 annual contribution. As a result, five graduating REACH scholars each year receive a base scholarship of $10,000 and 60 of Georgia's colleges and universities have agreed to double or triple match the base scholarship, giving these scholars $20,000 to $30,000 in scholarships for college in addition to any HOPE or private scholarship funds they may receive.
The Foundation is one of the main corporate sponsors for Bulloch County Schools’ Teacher of the Year program. The Foundation annually provides a $1,000 grant to the district’s teacher of the year.