The Eanes Education Foundation announced it raised more than $2.55 million to fund teachers and support professional development. As part of the Teacher Fund, EEF will grant $2.55 million to fund 51 teachers next year and $25,000 to fund the newly-formed Institute for Excellence program, which provides leadership opportunities for staff.
Key positions on each of the nine district campuses funded by the EEF grant include librarians, counselors, school nurses, AP and pre-AP teachers and electives teachers. Positions funded by EEF help to keep class sizes as low as possible and sustain the outstanding education for which the district is known.
EEF Executive Director Kathi Haralson presented the grant to EISD. EEF raises funds through numerous events and fundraisers throughout the year, the foremost of which are the Teacher Fund Campaign presented by Independence Title Company and the EEF Gala. “The Eanes Education Foundation truly transforms the educational experience of our students in Eanes ISD. The annual EEF grant allows us to provide the excellence our community expects by directly impacting the teachers in the classroom. The generosity of EEF donors is a reflection of their commitment to high-quality public education,” said trustee Jennifer Salas following the announcement.
"Once again, we are amazed by our community's generosity," said Superintendent Dr. Tom Leonard. "EEF's support over the years has been instrumental in continuing excellence in the classroom, whether it is funding quality teachers or keeping class sizes lower. We are thankful for our partnership with EEF and the incredible impact they have made on our students and staff."