Parkland Education Foundation
Welcome to the Parkland Education Foundation!
Parkland's Funniest Home Videos Contest
Watch our May 2020 "Parkland's Funniest Home Videos" show on YouTube at this link: ow.ly/V5ic50zKxti. Special thanks to all of our sponsors listed below:
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Parkland School District Education Foundation has been focusing efforts to raise money to support a special "COVID-19 Emergency Fund" to support Parkland staff in their efforts to deliver digital learning to students in our district via "Emergency Grants."
The first program funded nearly 400 computer headsets in April 2020 for teachers to ensure clear communication with students during distance learning.
The Foundation printed and delivered personalized senior graduation lawn signs in conjunction with Parkland High School staff to help bring cheer to the Class of 2020 and their families.
The Foundation believes strongly that education and understanding are at the heart of progress. In light of that and in response to the injustice that broke America’s heart over the past few weeks as we’ve reflected on George Floyd’s death, the Parkland Education Foundation will be purchasing $2,800 worth of books that explore the history of racism in America, confronts its current state, and address how we can move forward with real change to treat all racial groups as equals. Book purchases will be made for every Parkland school and will serve to provide perspective and understanding, as appropriate, for various age groups across the School District.
The Foundation provided masks and thermometers for families in need to help them get ready for the 2020-2021 school year.
$1M Milestone Announced in Support for Parkland Schools
On August 1, 2019, the Parkland Foundation was pleased to announce that they've reached the $1M mark in funds given back to Parkland Schools with the announcement of 2019-20 awarded grants. Check out the list of 59 grants awarded to Parkland staff members for the 2019-20 school year.
Since the Foundation's inception in 2011, in total, funding has included 390 staff grants and support for capital improvements such as TV Studio equipment for all schools, engineering lab machinery upgrade, turf field installation and new pool liner at Parkland High School.