The Pembroke Pines Charter School Foundation, a 501c3, was established in January of 2004 to assist teachers and students through the creation of a one million dollar endowment. These monies provide scholarships for high school graduates, teacher scholarships for advanced degrees, and Employee of the Year bonuses for instructional and non-instructional employees in the Pembroke Pines Charter School System.
In 2011, the Foundation revised the Articles of Incorporation with approval from the Internal Revenue Service, to allow financial contributions to the Pembroke Pines Charter Schools. The Foundation is supported entirely by the generous contributions from individuals, businesses and granting organizations. The Foundation also hosts fundraising events annually that help to provide funding for Foundation programs.
In June 2013, the charter school governing board created the Save Our Schools (SOS) Committee. The main objective of the SOS Committee is to raise money for the charter schools. Dedicated parent and teacher volunteers work together to raise money through parent pledges and fundraising events. Due to its success, the "Save Our Schools" campaign was rebranded to "Support Our Schools".
What is the Money Used For?
Money that is donated the Support Our Schools goes directly into raising the quality of education and resources for the students of the Pembroke Pines Charter School System. Campaign proceeds can be utilized for:
- Capital Improvements/Infrastructure
- Increased Cost of Benefits and Operating Expenses
- Raising Reserves to Financially Sustainable Levels
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