We believe a great education begins and ends with great teachers, which is why Carroll Education Foundation is committed to supporting teachers.
By funding Carroll ISD teachers, we can have a tangible, immediate impact on the education our students receive. More teachers mean more individualized instruction, more inspiring electives and a more diverse curriculum for every student in our district.
Why is there a need to fund teachers?
Communities are measured by their school; schools are measured by student achievement. As the foundation of student success begins with effective instruction, it’s essential that the district attract and retain the best educators possible to inspire our students and help them succeed.
However, there is limited or no funding for teacher, educator and staff positions and programs not deemed “essential” by the state. It is these very positions that enrich each student’s experience and success – in academics, extracurriculars, sports and more.
Here are some representative positions that are considered “non-essential”:
- Gifted & Talented Teachers
- Campus Tech Coordinators
- Special Teachers (Art, Music, PE)
- Elective Teachers
- Foreign Languages
- Learning Labs
- AP and Pre-AP Classes
- Classes in Technology, Journalism, Debate, Statistics, Calculus, Biology II, Chemistry II, Creative Writing, Fine Arts
- Band, Choir, Orchestra and Drama Programs
- All Sports Programs
What’s standing in the way?
In a word, funding.
Beginning in 2002, Carroll ISD became a Chapter 41 (wealthy) school district. In the state of Texas, wealthy school districts are required to send a portion of locally generated funds from the district to other less-wealthy districts.
32% of the tax dollars raised locally go to the district; this year, we anticipate the state will recapture approximately $26.2 million in local revenues for other school districts, an increase of almost $7 million.
You can help TODAY.
The foundation was created over 20 years ago to protect the tradition of excellence in Carroll ISD schools, despite budget shortfalls. Your donation to the foundation ensures a higher quality of teaching and learning at every school and for every child in Carroll ISD. Every $50,000 we raise will fund one teacher.
Please join our effort today.