The mission of the Somers Education Foundation is to preserve the community’s commitment to educational excellence in the Somers Public Schools, by providing funding for innovative projects and programs which enhance student learning. The foundation is a non-political entity, independent of both the Board of Education and town government regulations.
About the Foundation
The Foundation is a non-political entity, independent of both the Board of Education and town government. It is registered with the State of
What Does the Foundation Do?
• Raise private funds
• Provide grants to expand student’s horizons beyond the usual classroom experience
• Create partnerships with civic organizations, businesses and residents
• Administer scholarship programs
• Support professional educational development
Why an Education Foundation?
Simply put, tax support for public education has not kept pace with the community’s high expectations for students success. The Foundation will provide funding to augment the tax supported budget. The Foundations work may supplement the Board of Educations’ educational priorities, but it is not a substitute for them. The Foundation will not fund items and programs considered to be a normal part of the school budget.