With these funds we will buy wholesale school supplies from national vendors as well as loss leader items from Walmart. We have an 9 year track record of success providing thousands of economically disadvantaged SBISD students with essential school supplies, many in Title 1 schools. The supplies range from crayons and pencils to binders and paper; everything a student needs to begin a successful academic year! What would normally cost about $30-35 per student, we are able to provide for around $5 through our wholesalers and donations from individuals and corporations. This project's success depends largely upon the generosity of time. Over the 9 prior years we have had 2,000+ volunteers who devote days of their summer to sorting and packing the individual supplies into easily deliverable boxes.
Imagine you are a teacher in a classroom of economically disadvantaged students...the first day of school is an exciting time in which you strive to begin building the best learning environment possible for the young minds before you. You ask them to take out a sheet of paper and draw a picture of their family or something that inspires them. Even this simple task is impossible without basic school supplies like paper and crayons or pencils. In this scenario many of our teachers who are underpaid and sadly sometimes under appreciated dig deep and find supplies or buy them themselves for their students.
Spring Branch Education Foundation is committed to supporting our students and educators. We partner with Spring Branch ISD and the community to fund programs that enhance education and prepare our students for the future.
Our local taxpayers pay additional taxes attributable to increases in property valuations. However, the additional tax dollars do not remain in Spring Branch Independent School District under the current State of Texas education funding formula. Unfortunately, the formula was recently confirmed as constitutional by the Texas Supreme Court. See www.springbranchisd.com for important additional information about the severe funding problem facing our school district.
Private funding, through the Foundation, remains 100 percent in the district and helps enhance quality of education. SBEF raises funds only for SBISD. Last year, the Foundation donated more than $1 million to the district, reaching students on every campus through grants and scholarships.
Thank you for caring about our students' success!