A recent post criticized The DeKalb County Public Schools Foundation for not providing information and for referring the inquirer to our web site: www.dcpsf.org.
In an effort to let everyone know more about The DeKalb County Public Schools Foundation (DCPSF), I felt it best to submit this overview. The DCPSF is an organization whose mission is "to serve and strengthen the DeKalb County School District in its pursuit of high levels of academic achievement for all students."
The DCPSF is headed up by a Board of volunteers. The DCPSF seeks to obtain donations from corporations and individuals to assist with funding various programs such as Teacher of the Year and individual student scholarships. In addition the DCPSF works with individuals at local schools to provide a process for fundraising to benefit the local school.
In prior years the DCPSF was known as Partners in Education. But a few years ago we updated our name and our efforts.
Information about the DCPSF is readily available at our website, and I encourage you to check it out. You will find how to start a local group at your school, information about events DCPSF has provided, lists of corporate and individual sponsors for each event, news about activities such as the Converse-Nike sponsored healthy life styles event, and other information.
The DCPSF is always open to helping our DeKalb County Public Schools and to providing a 501(c)(3) organization to accept charitable contributions that will be used to fulfill our mission statement as noted above. We hope this brief overview gives you an idea of our program and of our enthusiastic commitment to the public school students of DeKalb County.
Thank you for your attention,
Rob Augustine, Secretary to the DCPSF