Education

Panhandle Alliance for Education Inc

  • Sandpoint, ID
  • www.panhandlealliance.org

Mission Statement

To promote excellence in education and provide broad-based community support for Lake Pend Oreille School District. As an independant organization, Panhandle Alliance for Education will create and sustain an endowment to provide resources in support of effective teaching, learning and school management.

Main Programs

  1. Annual Classroom Grants
  2. Reading Partnership for Maximum Success
  3. Post Secondary Guidance Counselor and Center
  4. READY! for Kindergarten
  5. District Volunteer Coordinator

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 2006

Self-reported

Marcia Wilson

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EIN

61-1416176

 Number

1158927709

Physical Address

123 South Third Avenue

Sandpoint, ID 83864

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Programs

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Program 1

Annual Classroom Grants

Classroom Grant AwardsThe Panhandle Alliance for Education’s (PAFE) signature program is classroom grants.  Grants are awarded on an annual basis to teachers and principals who compete for available funds.  A variety of categories are offered enabling teachers to request funds for classroom equipment, training, school investments, and hiring a master teacher for a specific area of expertise.  Since PAFE’s inception in 2003, 388 grants have been awarded totaling an investment in our schools of over one million dollars.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$75,000.00

Program 2

Reading Partnership for Maximum Success

Reading ProgramPAFE has contributed $450,000 in funds to support a strategic reading program titled Reading Partnership for Maximum Success.  The program is a universal re-training for all teachers (K-12) on state-of-the-art reading methodology.  The district’s goal of 98% proficiency in reading was reached in 2009.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$450,000.00

Program 3

Post Secondary Guidance Counselor and Center

Post Secondary Guidance Counselor and Center takes the mystery out of life after high school and gives every graduating senior the gift of a career plan and an exciting future.  Topics cover the college application process, SAT and ACT testing, financial aid, scholarships, and more.  Last year, 78% of graduating seniors were accepted and plan to enter college or technical schools.  This investment radically increased post-secondary attendance from an estimated 50% - an amazing outcome considering the socio-economic conditions in rural north Idaho.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$168,000.00

Program 4

READY! for Kindergarten

·         Early Childhood Literacy is addressed through READY! for Kindergarten; a program for parents with children from 0-5 years old.  In our district and nationwide, 44% of children entering kindergarten test below proficiency for learning readiness and data verifies that children who start behind stay behind.  Results: After 3 years of the READY! for Kindergarten program, 90% of  READY  “graduates” enter school testing at or above Kindergarten readiness levels.  This improvement will make an enormous impact on student performance over time; and the huge cost associated with remediation for children who start behind will be greatly reduced.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 5

District Volunteer Coordinator

·         Professional District Volunteer Coordinator –, a professional volunteer coordinator is now on staff to identify key roles for community members with special talent, and available time. Volunteers make a huge difference in the classroom, especially during this time of unprecedented budget cuts. Results: Last year over 8,400 hours of trained volunteer time was logged in classrooms across all twelve schools. Volunteers were vetted and monitored for performance.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$24,000.00

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PANHANDLE ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Panhandle Alliance for Education Inc

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Principal Officer

Marcia Wilson

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. David Slaughter

Slaughter Wholesale LLC

Term: May 2011 - May 2014

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