Dear Carroll Community,
Excitement has filled the air as all things school-related have begun. While my youngest child is now a sophomore in college, I share in the joy and wonder of seeing all of our CISD students return to school and activities that make them such well-rounded young people.
My husband and I moved our young family to Southlake 22 years ago for one reason: the quality of education provided by the teachers and schools in the Carroll Independent School District. Throughout their time in school, our children were blessed in so many ways, and they have now truly reaped the benefits of their superb K-12 education.
CEF recently transformed the organizational goals for the benefit of CISD children and their futures. In the first year of this new initiative, the CISD Teacher Fund will fund one teacher position on each of the 11 campuses. This is the largest area of impact and opportunity for CEF to align with the District’s needs – to help fund positions the state of Texas does not require, but who we all believe are necessary to deliver the high-quality education our children deserve.
The work of CEF is tied to Texas’ public school-finance program, nicknamed ‘Robin Hood’, which “recaptures” a percentage of your property tax dollars. A projected 36 percent of our locally generated revenues are sent back to the state for redistribution, leaving CISD with a huge gap to fill every year. That recapture totaled over $26 million this past school year.
There are several opportunities for you, your family, and your business to support the mission. Your level of support can provide many potential benefits:
- Membership in the Superintendent’s Circle
- Invitations to exclusive events with CISD principals, administrators and trustees
- Tickets to our end-of-year celebratory gala
Or, for only dollar a day you can become a Friend of CEF – every gift makes a difference!
Please take some time to visit our website, learn more, and become a part of this important change. Walk beside us as we work to build a community united in providing private resources to ensure an exceptional education for all CISD students, now and for future generations.
Board Chair, Carroll Education Foundation