(KYTX) - The Whitehouse school district is working with a consultant to form a fund-raising foundation.
The foundation will raise money to pay for classroom programs not covered by the school budget.
Tyler has had a foundation in place since 1990. Foundations are popular because they solicit donations from businesses and alumni and then use the money to fund special projects and programs that benefit the students.Programs that would never have happened without outside funding.
There is a lot of work to do.
Whitehouse hopes to launch the foundation at the beginning of the school year next year and within its first begin awarding grants to teachers.
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