Hillsboro Schools Foundation – Helping Hillsboro Students

tim-mossholder-WE_Kv_ZB1l0-unsplashWhen I was obtaining my Bachelors in Educational Studies I realized that the way we fund schools is broken.  We rely on property taxes which is not stable funding, especially in uncertain times.  Therefore as we move into the next school year and beyond we are going to find that school districts will be asked to cut their budgets due to a funding shortfall at the state and local level.  In an effort to help enrich schools through private funds, the Hillsboro Schools Foundation works to help fill the void.

Since 2001, the Hillsboro Schools Foundation has invested nearly $4 million in Hillsboro Schools for Innovative Grants, Homework Clubs, funding for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and so much more.  In addition with students moving to online school this spring they have been working to help provide support for innovative programs, and make certain that at risk students continue to receive the help that they need.

While they help out all of the schools in the Hillsboro School District through their grants here are some of the most recent that grants that were issued to schools my children attended:

Glencoe High School –

  • 2018-19 GHS in search of GMOs
  • 2016-17 Real Time Spectroscopy
  • 2014-15 Chromebooks

Evergreen Middle School –

  • 2018-19 Club Connections
  • 2016-17 Coloring Connections
  • 2016-17 Evergreen Comicon
  • 2013-14 STEM Lab

North Plains Elementary School –

  • 2017-18 Amplify STEM Kits
  • 2016-17 Literacy Center ‘Cookie Swap’
  • 2011-12 Computers on Wheels

Many of the items would not be possible without the help of the grants provided by the Foundation.  Unfortunately until a better solution is found to fund school districts foundations like Hillsboro Schools Foundation are going to help provide much needed items for schools.  If you would like to help the Hillsboro Schools Foundation you can make a donation here:  https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E10908&id=1