The Bainbridge Island School Foundation’s (BSF) generous support has allowed the district to develop and implement an array of programs supporting both students and teachers. Beginning in 2008-2009 and continuing through the 2012-2013 school years, the Foundation played a critical role providing support to the district in funding basic education staff positions which would have otherwise been cut. Starting in the 2013-14 school year, with the increase of some additional state and local supplemental levy funds, the district was able to fund most basic education staff positions. However, a serious funding gap was still present. The district needed and continues to need assistance to provide encouragement and support for teachers and students as our district implements many new unfunded state and federal requirements.
The priorities for BSF funds for the 2014-15 school year were established in collaboration with principals using the goals of our District and School Improvement Plans (DIP/SIP). The purpose of these plans is to keep a continuous focus on improving student learning, with a mission to ensure that every student is future ready:
- Prepared for the global workplace
- Prepared for college
- Prepared for citizenship in a democratic society
- Prepared for personal success
To improve our communication and accountability with the community and the Bainbridge Schools Foundation we have completed several end-of-the-year reports highlighting our accomplishments with the use of BSF funds. The reports are intended to highlight how the funds were used to make a substantial, measurable and positive impact on student achievement. Each report provides:
- An overview of the goal/purpose of the funded priority area;
- A description of the activities that were completed during the 2014-15 school year;
- A description of how the BSF funds made a substantial, measurable and positive impact on student achievement; and
- Pictures or artifacts that highlight the activities.