Strong Schools. Strong Community. Campaign
About the 2014 - 2018 Campaign
In 2014, as the It Starts With Our Schools campaign was coming to a close, we couldn’t dream of stopping what we had started. The wheels began turning for a new campaign, and soon Strong Schools. Strong Community. was in full motion.
The Decatur City Schools and School Board announced aggressive goals through their strategic plan in 2013. In support of this effort, this campaign (2014-2018) focuses on continued student achievement, classroom technology, career tech, and accountability. Achieving our goals requires raising $1 million by 2019.
Funding from this campaign will expand successful programs already in place, such as the Innovation Program, to the middle schools and high schools. It will help to provide seamless integration of technology into our classrooms by providing teacher training and pilot programs to drive innovation. We will continue career tech opportunities to help prepare students for local STEM careers. We will also commit to measuring results through our continued partnership with the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA).
We believe that every student deserves a chance to succeed. We enthusiastically continue to build on what we have started, seeking to cement a culture of innovation in our schools that takes us to a new level of education. For more information about Strong Schools. Strong Community. or to request a brochure, contact our office.
5 Year Plan
The Decatur City Schools Foundation has charted a bold course and developed a detailed plan to bring together leaders in our schools and in our entire community in order to achieve extraordinary academic success for all of our students.
Four initiatives have been defined in this plan.
- Student Achievement
- Data & Accountability
- Classroom Technology
- Career Tech
Continue partnership with Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) to ensure data-based measurement and accountability of all initiatives.
Expand grants and programs to increase student achievement including: Innovation Program to middle and high schools, dropout prevention, early learning opportunities, and more.
Enhance classroom technology with teacher training and pilot programs to drive innovation, a and increase career tech opportunities to prepare students for STEM-related careers.
The total cost of this action plan is $1,000,000 over five years.
- Student Achievement
Levels of Giving
Distinguished Partner $25,000 and above Diamond Partner $15,000 - $24,999 Platinum Partner $10,000 - $14,999 Gold Partner $5,000 - $9,999 Silver Partner $2,500 - $4,999 Bronze Partner $1,000 - $2,499 Partner Up to $999
"Air Products is proud to partner with the Decatur City Schools Foundation to build upon the excellent educational opportunities within our district. Our business and our employees living in Decatur benefit from the dedication of teachers and leaders throughout Decatur City Schools, focused on pouring into the lives of students. We at Air Products are glad to be able to support that effort." Phil Foster, Air Products Site Manager
"I am proud to support the Decatur City Schools Foundation because of their work to fund innovative programs in our schools that directly impact student achievement and college and career readiness. I believe public education is one of the most critical areas that can affect the health of a community. By supporting Decatur City Schools Foundation, I feel I am not only helping the thousands of students in our school system, I am helping our community become stronger." Ellen Didier, Red Sage President & DCSF Past President