Educational Institutions

The Schools Foundation Inc

  • Huntsville, AL
  • www.theschoolsfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The Schools Foundation's mission is to create higher expectations and
widespread community support for Madison County schools, leading to
world-class performance of principals, teachers and students.

Main Programs

  1. A+ College Ready
  2. Principally Speaking
  3. Scholarships for Teachers
Service Areas

Self-reported

Alabama

The three local school systems within Madison County, AL: Huntsville City, Madison County and Madison City.

ruling year

1991

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Elizabeth Dotts Fleming

Keywords

Self-reported

support local schools

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EIN

58-1955411

Physical Address

225 Church Street

Huntsville, AL 35801

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

The
Schools Foundation is a 501©3 non-profit organization supporting
the three public school systems in Madison County, Alabama. The
foundation serves as an advocate and leading organization for
community engagement, as well as a vehicle for individuals and
businesses to support public education. In 2000, the Huntsville City
Schools Foundation and the Madison County Schools Foundation combined
to form one education foundation to serve all three school systems in
Madison County.

The Schools Foundation is one of the few
education foundations in the United States that supports multiple
school systems.

We
believe: that there is nothing more important than our
students; that parent, business, and community involvement are
essential; that teachers must have personal and career development
opportunities that help inspire and prepare students to be
successful; that on-going communication among stakeholders creates
mutual trust and respect; that we cannot solely depend on local,
state and federal governments to fully meet our needs; and that every
constituency within the community has a stake and deserves a voice in
the success of public and private education.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

A+ College Ready

A national initiative to increase student
achievement in math, science, and English; in partnership with The
College Board, Dell, Exxon, and the Gates Foundation, Boeing and
SAIC. This training and incentive program began September 2008 with
applications from ten area high schools. This results-driven program
is designed to increase student participation and success in
advanced placement math, science, and English courses. The total
investment in our schools over five years will total almost $4
million. Corporate partners include Boeing, SAIC, COLSA Corporation,
RBC Bank, Compass Bank, First Commercial Bank, ERC Incorporated, AZ
Technologies, WILL Technology, PublicFA, Belzon, Redstone Federal
Credit Union, S3, and Westar.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$180,000.00

Program 2

Principally Speaking

A network of principals from Huntsville
City, Madison City and Madison County that meets six times during
each school year to enhance leadership skills and to network and
learn from each other. Principally Speaking was developed and
implemented in partnership with the Alabama Best Practices Center,
The Schools Foundation Educators Institute, and the Chattanooga
Education Foundation. Corporate partners include Wachovia, Toyota,
Dynetics, and the North Alabama Educators Credit Union.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$30,000.00

Program 3

Scholarships for Teachers

The foundation awards scholarships to area
classroom teachers in the following categories: science and math,
early childhood education, national board certification, and
administration.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$5,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Alabama

The three local school systems within Madison County, AL: Huntsville City, Madison County and Madison City.

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Financials

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THE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

The Schools Foundation Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Elizabeth Dotts Fleming

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Robert Lott

SAIC

Term: Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?