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About Us

The La Vega ISD Education Foundation, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit corporation as stipulated in the Articles of Incorporation filed in October 2011 and is based upon the philosophy that public education can be endowed through a broad-based system of community support, thus providing another avenue for enhancing and augmenting educational opportunities for students and teachers in the La Vega Independent School District.
 
The Foundation is governed by a 9 to 21 member Board of Directors which comprises a cross section of the community. It is the desire of the Foundation to promote quality education to enhance life-long learning for students, teachers and administrators through community resources and funding.
 
Vision
To be the premier non-profit organization supporting education in La Vega Independent School District.
 
Mission
The mission of the La Vega ISD Education Foundation is generate and distribute resources to support creative and innovative programs that will enhance the quality of educational programs provided to our students.
 
Statement of Purpose: The purpose of the La Vega ISD Education Foundation is to solicit, manage and distribute supplemental funds for educational purposes in program areas that may not be funded by the District. Funding is supplemental and does not replace or alter use of tax-based revenue. Donations are received from individuals, corporations and other foundations to fund educational programs and projects that are in alignment with the school district’s strategic plan and to create and Endowment Fund.
 
Goals of the Foundation
• To provide financial resources for programs and initiatives that align with the La Vega Independent School District’s Strategic Plan
• To encourage academic excellence
• To promote community awareness in education and the Foundation
• To ensure the perpetuity of the Foundation with an endowment fund
 
Foundation Members, Directors, and Taskforces
If you are interested in becoming a member or Director of the foundation, please contact Cindy Michaelis at 254-855-3136 for more information. Members and Directors may also serve on taskforces. The following taskforces have been set up: Innovative / Creative Classroom Projects Taskforce, Academic Recognition Taskforce, and and Special District Programs Taskforce. If you have questions are interested in serving on one of these taskforces, please contact Cindy Michaelis at cindy.michaelis@lavegaisd.org.
 
Donations
Contributions to the La Vega Pirates Education Foundation can be mailed to:
La Vega Pirates Education Foundation
P. O. Box 154897
Waco, Texas 76715